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Offline John Schwartz

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dead attendents
« on: May 15, 2009, 08:10:20 PM »
Hi all -- I made first split 3 days back (bees from two hives), adding a queen in a queen cage. Checked just now and the queen is out. Interesting thing is the three attendents (guessing it's them) are dead in there, one of them with a stinger in it's noggin. :)

The hive is quiet, all the bees are still there building brace comb and frame comb. I'm guessing all is well. Any concerns?

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John Schwartz
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Offline fermentedhiker

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Re: dead attendents
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 08:52:50 PM »
it's pretty common for the attendants to get killed.  Usually before the queen gets released.
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Offline John Schwartz

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Re: dead attendents
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 12:18:26 PM »
thx for note, fermentedhiker
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