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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Emergency cell swarm?
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on June 27, 2016, 11:28:18 AM »
I had a colony where the queen went MIA for some reason and they built emergency cells....were only 4 cells center frame on a single frame with foundation so short of scraping  I had no way to transfer. I opted to let them all survive to increase the chance of getting one viable queen out of the deal since I have been burned in the past trying to play god and scraping "excess" queen cells....in any event once I saw the cells I did a thorough check on the hive and verified no additional eggs  and no sign of the old queen. I left them alone to let them sort things out....and now this morning I have had two separate small swarms issue from the hive.

I am puzzled. I didn't think emergency cell queens would swarm out of a hive with workers in tow but I guess if they hatched at virtually the same time its possible. So now I have one of my production honey hives with reduced population and I guess its all part of the "expect the unexpected" motto I am adopting for 2016.
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MB is correct, but I would give them 3 days if the question was, "How long before a new beek should be able to find any queen cell that has been started". :wink:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: In Need of Advice Please
« Last post by iddee on June 27, 2016, 11:11:26 AM »
I never knew "typically" and "always" meant the same thing. KLB is correct, but like everything bees, there can be exceptions. Robbing, by far, happens mostly during dearths.
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Introducing queen bee without attendants
« Last post by ThomasGR on June 27, 2016, 11:03:30 AM »
Hello,
I made my first 10 small mating hives and the first mated queens are "waiting" for my actions! I would like to know if i can introduce a queen bee in cage without attendants. Mating hives and queenless colonies are in the same yard, so there is no time of mailing and transfering.

Thanks
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Last post by bwallace23350 on June 27, 2016, 10:55:46 AM »
I have seen some on crape myrtles now also.
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That is a pretty cool video.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: In Need of Advice Please
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on June 27, 2016, 10:04:51 AM »
Ok. Thanks cao. They're right in my yard so I visit them frequently and can keep an eye on that.

What about my queen? Think she's starving?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Feeding in Fall/Winter
« Last post by Michael Bush on June 27, 2016, 09:50:21 AM »
They will need capped stores to get through the winter.  If they are dumping them at the end of the season, they will have none.  Feeding syrup at that point usually causes moisture problems.  It is a dilemma.  If you have other colonies then i would try to have extra honey to give them right off the bat.  If you have enough capped stores to give them, they should have a good chance of overwintering.
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> How long is reasonable to wait for them to build a queen cell?

24 hours.
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THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Golf Clubs
« Last post by Michael Bush on June 27, 2016, 09:46:32 AM »
>Caine supposedly used a rock.

I'm pretty sure it was an AR15...

Back to golf clubs.  Even one person dying from a golf club should be enough that all golfers should just give theirs up.  What is one life worth?  If outlawing golf would save even one life wouldn't it be worth it?
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