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I am in need of someone who knows more about bees than myself. I am having a problem with a queenless lang hive. I had only 2 top bars before but sort of inherited this one after a friend passed away. I have had the hive since may 3rd and moved it about 15 miles. the bee hive was very strong when i moved it and i didn't open it for several weeks after moving. I opened it several weeks ago and noticed the whole hive was full of cured and uncured honey but no brood. I pulled 2 queen cells on comb and some fresh eggs from my top bar and placed them in a frame in the hive. I went back today but only saw dwindling bees and no brood. There are 2 other hives next to this hive on a farm near my house and i think now its getting robbed out. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd shrink the entrance to the smallest and get a mated queen right away. If the hive has multiple boxes, shrink it to the amount they can protect.
 

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I think there are 2 deep and 4 shallow boxes on hive. I hope to find a mated queen and remove several boxes. one question is where will she lay eggs? the whole hive is filled with capped and uncapped honey.
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You could always remove some of the frames and extract the honey. Put them back in and the bees should clean them up nicely for the new queen to lay.
 
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