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On august 10, I hived two packages of bees. After one week I opened the hives. In hive one the queen was released and I found eggs. In hive two the queen was released but I did not find any eggs or the queen. Week two, in hive one I found more eggs and saw the queen. In hive two I found the Queen but still did not find eggs. Week three, in hive one I found the queen, more eggs, and lots of caped brood. In hive two, did not find the queen or any eggs. Both queens were marked but the one in hive two was smaller and did not look like the queen in hive one. I am sure something is not right with queen two. My question is if I can not find a replacement queen, what can I do to save hive two.
 

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A laying worker will not produce a laying queen and it has been a long time since August 10th to help this hive out now.
 

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You could try terminating the queen,and add a frame of brood with fresh laid eggs.Once queenless they may make a queen from the larvae provided.
Good luck!
 

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Take a frame of eggs out of the good hive, & get it into the middle of the brood nest of the suspected queenless hive. ASAP

They can start building a queencell from the eggs you install. If they start building a queencell, you can either order a queen or let them make one.
 

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At the begining of this thread I said the packages were hived in Augast 10. This was a bad mistake, I ment April 10, 2010.
 
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