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Offline chad

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bees hauling brood out
« on: June 07, 2009, 10:14:06 PM »
OK here's the story.I have 3 new hives.2 from cutouts and 1 from a swarm.Ive had these for a few monthsTwo of them are queen less.I got two queens wensday,put them in the hives.I released them Saturday and took two frames of brood from the good hive. I put 1 frame in each of the hives I'm queening.I checked today and both hives I queened are hauling out brood and dumping it.Is this normal? 

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Re: bees hauling brood out
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 11:07:29 PM »
OK here's the story.I have 3 new hives.2 from cutouts and 1 from a swarm.Ive had these for a few monthsTwo of them are queen less.I got two queens wensday,put them in the hives.I released them Saturday and took two frames of brood from the good hive. I put 1 frame in each of the hives I'm queening.I checked today and both hives I queened are hauling out brood and dumping it.Is this normal? 

If the brood was mostly drone then yes, if not then no.  Check on the queens and for new eggs 10 days after install.  Sometimes it will take more than 10 days for a new queen to start laying in a hive.
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Re: bees hauling brood out
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 11:26:56 PM »
Ok , Thanks Brian

 

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