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Last week I checked the hive I didn't find the queen but there was lots of larva and eggs so I assumed she was there doing her thing. Then today I checked I didn't see any fresh eggs. But I think I found two queen cells. Should I assume somthing happened to her or is the somthing else I should do. I wish I could figure out how to post the pic just to confirn its a queen cell.

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If the hive is a new hive from a package, it is not uncommon for them to build supersedure cells. The bees may blame the queen for the past lack of brood even though it is not her fault. They may also tear down those cells before maturity.

Should you do anything? I would leave them alone and see what happens.


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The most difficult part of beekeeping.... waiting
 

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YEs that is 130 dollars right min if taken care of with a bit of luck,
 

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I think that $130 comment was meant as a joke - $130 for the doctor's diagnosis of that likely being a queen cell. :D
 

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I think that $130 comment was meant as a joke - $130 for the doctor's diagnosis of that likely being a queen cell. :D
Not at all... but very serious... if you let that hatch out and it works out to be a viable queen and you sold that small colony" or nuc. You could very well get that type of compensation.. Not that you are looking to sell your colony but treat it as such it has value. There are some members on this site right now that wish they could be in your situation. /So congrats in advance.. post weekend doctor diagnosis are usually 250.00 .

All the information i have received from members im in the hole about 9grand
 

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That is hilarious. I not the quickest today. Yes I so appreciate all the help. This forum had been very useful. Thanks to everyone.
 

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So last night looked through the hive and am pretty certain that the queen is gone or dead. So should I get a new queen so I am not waiting for those queen cells to hatch then mate or is it best to wait.
 

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And what about hygienic honey bees. If I buy a queen should I get a hygienic queen
..Sure why not .. then will they accept that new expensive queen or will the newly hatched out queen stab her in the eye first... up to you hive manager.. NO wrong answer just a great story for all of us to learn from later :applause:
 

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..Sure why not .. then will they accept that new expensive queen or will the newly hatched out queen stab her in the eye first... up to you hive manager.. NO wrong answer just a great story for all of us to learn from later :applause:
Yup, I did that with the most beautiful blonde giant queen I ever saw. Just gorgeous!!! I introduced her slowly and carefully. She immediately laid a few eggs, they murdered her, and raised their own queen. It's a [email protected] shoot.
 

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I will probably just wait then. It is hard waiting. I have never been a patient person. And it is driving me nuts. I have 2 hives. And they are pretty much all I think about all day.
 

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Get used to it. I have learned now in my second year waiting is a must. Sad Truth. I asked em last year " How often is too Often" they told me I would figure it out, a rolled queen later, I started learning my lessons. I am only here to try and Manage what they do. Not Dictate. Good Luck. G
 
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