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Author Topic: Order queen or combine?  (Read 495 times)
House Bee
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« on: August 16, 2008, 11:19:44 AM »

Just checked hive #3.  They are queenless. Suspected this might be, they tried to rear their own queen, but should have been laying by at least 2 weeks ago.  No eggs or brood.  No laying workers.  Plenty of stores/pollen, numbers are good. 

I gave them eggs,brood from another strong hive.  Should I order a queen this late in the fall, or should I combine.  First frost doesn't occur here until late Oct. or mid November.  Too late to try and rear another on their own I think.

Thanks for any advice you may have.


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Bill W.
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 01:29:02 PM »

I like to combine if I have any doubts.  They'll be stronger for the Winter and you can split them again in the Spring.

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