Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I put my three queens in my hives today, one hive had no queen and appeared as if the workers had started laying, all brood was bulletshaped. Is it likely they will accept this queen? How long till I can look to see if the queens have been released?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
135 Posts
If you have laying workers-Good luck with the queen. Some people can make it work, but me it just doesn't work. I also hope you had no queens in any of the hives.
Jack
 

·
Vendor
Local feral survivors in eight frame medium boxes.
Joined
·
54,108 Posts
>I put my three queens in my hives today, one hive had no queen and appeared as if the workers had started laying, all brood was bulletshaped. Is it likely they will accept this queen?

No. They may have laying workers (look for multiple eggs) or they may have a drone laying queen.

> How long till I can look to see if the queens have been released?

The one with the drone laying queen or laying workers has probably killed her already. The rest should release her in four days. I'd let her out if they haven't.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top