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Offline chad

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need a queen in sebring florida
« on: April 29, 2009, 07:19:34 PM »
Hi,I removed a hive from under a house about two weeks ago.Everything was going great,but most of them swarmed sunday.I still have a few bees but no queen.Is there anybody in the area wth queens?Thanks -Chad

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Re: need a queen in sebring florida
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 01:04:10 AM »
Hi,I removed a hive from under a house about two weeks ago.Everything was going great,but most of them swarmed sunday.I still have a few bees but no queen.Is there anybody in the area wth queens?Thanks -Chad


If you do a search of the site you'll find that there are several threads on here with the same line of questioning. 
Cut-outs don't always take to a legal bee hive.  The more brood that can be  tied or rubber banded into the frames increases the odds. Using a queen excluder as an includer increases the odds.  But often a cut out will swarm leaving a little brood and newly hatched nurse bees to look after them. 
Either combine them with another hive using the newspaper method or install a frame of brood from another hive so they can grow a queen.
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