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Author Topic: What in the world is this queen thinkin?  (Read 842 times)
rphillips1
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« on: April 28, 2009, 07:26:41 PM »

   I installed packaged bees on the 20th of this month. Then I released the queen 3 days later. I just now checked on them and seen that 8 frames are already drawed out with comb and most of the cells are filled with sugar syrup, but no brood. Should I go ahead and requeen?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 08:08:41 PM »

It can take a caged queen 10 days or more to start laying after she's been released from the cage. I think you should wait a bit before thinking about replacing here. Sounds like they are doing well so far to me.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 09:05:30 PM »

If most of the cells are filled with syrup,  she doesn't have anywhere to lay.  Stop feeding and give her some space to lay.


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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 10:04:36 PM »

I've seen a caged queen take up to two weeks to start laying.
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