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Newbeek decided to dive head first in beekeeping with 4 new hives. 2 of the 4 are doing outstanding and the other 2 had to be requeened. Even though the queen were m.i.a the bees filled the broad box with mostly honey and pollen. I requeened and just had the inclination that I should have added a new broad box to the bottom to give the new queen more room to work. Any thoughts?
 

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The queens need some open comb to lay in. Probably best if you could contribute some drawn frames with open comb from your booming hives. Maybe pull two frames each from the other hives where most brood has emerged and there are lots of open cells. Fill the rest of the new box with frames/foundation.
 

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"Even though the queen were m.i.a the bees filled the broad box with mostly honey and pollen."

Given the time of the year and there was pollen....I would say the queen was not M.I.A., maybe a virgin or ???????????

You have re-queened so they will keep the one they like.

Thoughts....Patience
 
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