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OK so i went through a hive the other day and saw no eggs or brood. Searched searched and searched no queen. Purchased a new queen today and when i was installing her i placed her on top of the frames in her cage of course wile i was moving some things around. Bees surrounded the cage of course but they didn't seem to aggressive. It sounded like she was piping. Thought they only did that if there was another queen?
 

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Twice I have heard queen piping. Once about an hour before the hive swarmed. Then the other time two seasons ago I purchased a mated queen from my local bee supply. She piped so much on the way home that I recorded it.
 
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