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Offline foxman

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is this a good idea?
« on: June 05, 2009, 07:14:17 PM »
I believe one of my hives is starting a queen cell. With this being one of the only two hives in my area (both about a week old) should there bee enough drones to mate w/ her? or should i destroy the cell(i dont want to unless i have to.
i am going to check the hive later tonight to determine what they are doing.
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Offline iddee

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Re: is this a good idea?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 09:40:49 PM »
I have never seen a good reason to destroy a good queen cell. It is a myth that should be allowed to die. The only queen cell I will ever destroy is when I accidentally damage it.
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Re: is this a good idea?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 10:15:54 PM »
I'd bet there are plenty of drones out there.
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Re: is this a good idea?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 12:17:32 AM »
I believe one of my hives is starting a queen cell. With this being one of the only two hives in my area (both about a week old) should there bee enough drones to mate w/ her? or should i destroy the cell(i dont want to unless i have to.
i am going to check the hive later tonight to determine what they are doing.

Is this on the package hive you were having trouble with awhile back?
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Offline foxman

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Re: is this a good idea?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 03:59:04 PM »
no but that one died out again
i dont believe the queen was laying as there is 4-5 queen cells in that hive now and the population is dropping again :'( :'(
i dont know what is up with that hive but the bees seem to have trouble w/ it.

the queen cell i was asking about is on the healthy hive.
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