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Offline EasternShore

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Cool moment for my better half. Queen Flights.
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:56:44 AM »
Becky was out Bee watching two nuc's I made up, which hatched  queens. I took that queen out, put her in a mating hive in hopes of the other queen cell hatching. Well, another cell hatched yesterday. So at this point we had two boxes with a queen in each. As she was watching the traffic, worried about robbing she saw 1 queen exit the hive and launch for what appeared to be her mating flight.
Now the other queen in the nuc next to her comes in for a landing...2 Queens in one day..WOOOHOOO !

Now..I still have another undamaged queen cell left...Suggestions.

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Re: Cool moment for my better half. Queen Flights.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 10:22:29 AM »
I am confused. Which queens were out on mating flights?
If they hatched that day then they can't be mating or even leaving the hive.

Offline EasternShore

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Re: Cool moment for my better half. Queen Flights.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 06:46:51 PM »
Not sure what exact day they hatched. Why would they not fly that day? How long would a newborn queen wait in a queenless hive?

I am sure they both hatched very recently.  I just did the split and am reasonablely sure the queen from the parent hive did'nt fly onto the frame as I took it out. Both splits had unopened cells less than 4 days ago.

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Re: Cool moment for my better half. Queen Flights.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 06:14:15 AM »
Way to go, Becky!!  That had to be an awsome experience.  I would hold onto the extra queen in case either of your new queens are duds.

Joan

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Re: Cool moment for my better half. Queen Flights.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 09:14:21 PM »
too late...Her cell was chewed to bits...I knew this was going to happen but was humoring Becky...It's all good..both new nuc's are doing well...waiting for brood now...tap tap tap...
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