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I talked to my son in law who also keeps bees and he said that he was inspecting his hive and found it to have two queens. I told him that I would find the frame with one queen on it and put it into a nuc along with a couple other frames. I would leave the other queen in the main hive like a normal hive.

What do you think, did I give good advice? Pife
 

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Sounds good to me.

I wonder how many hives actualy have more than one queen because when we "find the queen" do we look any farther :s
 

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If I found two queens I think I would leave things as be.
If the bees produced a queen to supersede the existing queen, and the original queen wasn't offed by her daughter, which one are you leaving? The queen that was failing or the new queen.
If the hive is in a situation to be split then I would split it, otherwise I would leave them alone. The bees know best.

I believe I have read that 20% of hives have two queens. Can't say where I read this though. Seems a little high to me, but as it was stated earlier who keeps looking if they have spotted her.
Just my two cents.
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I found 3 about a month ago and figured out the last one landed in the wrong hive when she came back from orienting. I caged her and put her back into her correct hive. Watched the temperment of the hive change instantly and so I just released her. She has been laying strong since....
 
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