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I have a colony of bee's that made it through winter on a wing and a prayer. It would appear that they raised a new queen very late in the fall and she never mated. She still is unmated, I say this because there is still no brood:cry: I am going to move them into a NUC box I have and hope she mates, but I think it is to late anyway there are maybe 100 workers + the queen left. Is there any chance this colony could come back?
 

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Save yourself some time and shake them on the ground out of the hive. Kill the queen because she won't get mated. The workers will go into another hive or die. You are wasting your time on them.
 

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ive started hives with about 100 bees in them and a new queen and i have pulled about 150 lbs of honey from that hive the same year
 

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I wish I had a new queen to put in, I was hopeful when I saw the queen about 1 month ago that they would turn around. however she never mated and evidently she still has a headache:doh:

I get 4 NUC's on Saturday so she will get the boot and new queen will move on in.
 

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ive started hives with about 100 bees in them and a new queen and i have pulled about 150 lbs of honey from that hive the same year
Now this is a tale I am having a hard time believing. Maybe if you are combing that hive with a much larger hive I would believe it.
 

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:eek: I think a lot of folks will find that hard to belive :scratch:
 
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