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Are you sure queen was killed? As in you rolled her accidentally or is it an assumption because you didn't see her during an inspection? If these are from packages it is becoming increasingly common for package bees to supercede the queen they are shipped with. I went through a similar panic attack experience my first year....and if thats the case you almost have to let naure take its course.

If there is any chance the queen is still present.....or if those queen cells are far enough along hey arent goign to accept your new ordered queen.....you cant just add a new caged queen into the hive because they wont believe they are queenless...ask me how I know :-P
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Please help...crazy scenario
« Last post by iddee on May 25, 2016, 04:15:03 PM »
No laying worker. Queen was present within 3 days from today. The eggs came from her. Keep them plugged and move them several miles for a week, or give them ventilation and water and keep them plugged for 3 days. Then install a robbing screen.
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Please help...crazy scenario
« Last post by derekNGA on May 25, 2016, 04:03:14 PM »
New bee keeper.  Two hives.  Installed bees in last Friday.  Hive one is doing good.  Hive two is not.  Hive two has been being robbed by hive one.  Hive two lost its queen.  I have a new queen ordered.  I found queen cells being built in hive two.  I found eggs in hive two.  So assuming a laying worker.  Im reading that if there are laying workers, a new queen is guaranteed to be killed.  What to do with new queen and the robbing happening to hive 2.  Is it just doomed and let things take its course or is there a good plan b,c,d, and so on...I'll do what it takes.  Ideas appreciated.  Yes, hive two is definately being robbed.  I got up this am before sunrise and plugged entrance.  An hour after sun rise, the hive was covered in bees trying to get in.
THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Question for the Ladies
« Last post by GSF on May 25, 2016, 03:51:10 PM »
TA, my wife really gets a thrill when she finds the queen. She also gets giddy over supers of honey. She mainly got into it because I said "I need your help".
THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: hams?
« Last post by GSF on May 25, 2016, 03:48:56 PM »
Dallas, you're an inspiration to me..,

Seriously, that's awesome! I'm 57 and looking to retire (ready or not) at or around 62-63. I'm like you. I want to do what I want to do before I die. I do good with the bees but I'd like to propagate plants as well. My wife has a grass cutting business and I figure we can expand by bush hogging. 
no clue Yvonne....I didn't think they would either....but on a positive note....there is a swarm moving into my bait hive 100 yards from where they absconded as i type this...if its queen less I may have gotten them all back and recombine LOL.
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 25, 2016, 02:37:43 PM »
With out a picture, hard to tell. Was it a package or a nuc. If it was a package, it is hard to believe that they had enough time to release her and get her to lay eggs in the queen cups that fast.
I agree with Gary. A working hive is when it is producing something for you whether it is honey, pollen, bees, propalis or venom.
« Last post by GSF on May 25, 2016, 01:42:37 PM »
Windex is also good for fleas and ants.
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Packages Considered a Working hive??
« Last post by GSF on May 25, 2016, 01:40:08 PM »
Colony is when any amount of bees works with a laying queen and calls it home. A production hive is when you have the same except you're looking to harvest honey from it. These are just my off the top definitions. I'm not sure what you mean by a working hive, probably the same as a colony. 
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