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Author Topic: August 20th Cutout in Kentucky - chances of survival???  (Read 222 times)
New Bee
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Location: Paducah, KY

« on: August 24, 2014, 12:46:08 AM »

Hello again.    I did a cutout with my youngest son this past week.   It was in the ceiling of a living room in a family's house and it was a very strong colony.  The bees had to be removed because they had found a way to get into the house and they had kids.  We were able to get 7 frames of brood, eggs, and some honey comb.    I split the cutout into 2 hive bodies because of the size of the colony.    We were very diligent but never ran across the queen.    What can I do to insure the survival of the hives this late in the season.   I figure if we missed her they will produce another queen in 3 weeks.  I have  added brood builder patties to each of the hives but was considering adding a top feeder with 1 to 1 mix for the next couple of months also.    I really like the genetics of the hive so re-queening isn't an option.   To make matters worse we are being hit with  95 degree heat and heat indexes around 110.   I could really use some advice

"evil prevails when good men fail to act"   Edmund Burke
House Bee
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Location: S-E Michigan

« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 04:20:16 AM »

The good news is, their survival will only be binary. either they will survive...or they will not.
Queen Bee
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 11:58:44 AM »

sounds like you have done right;

what did you do to run the queen?

did ya try bee quick?

none available try almond extract
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