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Hello--It was 63 degrees here in VA today so I couldn't wait to check on my 2hives. There were many dead bees in front of both hives and unfortunately among them was one dead queen. I popped the top cover on both hives and all looked good inside and tons of bees were out flying around from both hives. Did they replace the queen earlier and just now cleaned the hive out and tossed her out??? Will they survive if there is no queen. I didn't inspect further as they are both wrapped in tar paper. Thanks for your responses.
 

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They want survive w/o a queen. Maybe you can wait a few weeks until the other hive start to raise some brood. And if by that time you don't find a queen or some sign of brood you can rob a frame of brood and a frame of eggs from your 2nd hive so they can raise a queen. Good Luck ;)
 

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I bet there were 2 queens in the hive going to winter. One made it, one didn't. Inspect the next nice day. Look for signs of a queen. Single egg in the bottom of the cells.
 
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