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went out this morning and broke up the clump. brushed and shook the bees into the box as I went. I did not spot the queen. when the main pile of bees dropped in, most of them stayed in the cluster. how and when will I tell if the queen is in there?




 

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I took a cutout in November and I put in a OB hive to see if I had the Queen. Well 2 weeks ago after looking since Nov for the Queen I desided to combine them with an other hive cus I never saw the Queen.. Well last Sat I went to see how the combination was going and low and behold saw the Queen. Inspected the other hive and sure enough the other Queen was there also. So story being your Queen still may bee there..
 

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Doesn't it feel good to be able to answer your own question?
 
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