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Offline Joelel

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Workers laying eggs
« on: June 27, 2009, 08:24:55 PM »
Will a hive except a introduced queen if workers are laying eggs ?
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38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 09:00:16 PM »
Very seldom. Best to add a frame of good eggs and let them raise one. May take three or more frames, one weekly.

Or do a shake out.
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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 09:22:07 PM »
Very seldom. Best to add a frame of good eggs and let them raise one. May take three or more frames, one weekly.

Or do a shake out.

What is a shake out ?
Acts2:37: Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40: And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation

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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 09:25:46 PM »
If you have more than one hive, take the laying worker 50 feet in front of the other and shake or brush all the bees onto the ground. Put the hive in the house, garage, or other inaccessible place. The bees will then take up with the queen right hive or hives, without fighting.
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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 09:34:08 PM »
If you have more than one hive, take the laying worker 50 feet in front of the other and shake or brush all the bees onto the ground. Put the hive in the house, garage, or other inaccessible place. The bees will then take up with the queen right hive or hives, without fighting.

What do you mean here ?  The bees will then take up with the queen right hive or hives, without fighting.
Acts2:37: Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40: And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation

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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 09:50:12 PM »
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The bees will then take up with the queen right hive or hives, without fighting.

just that.  they will join other hives.  it works like swapping hive locations.  workers are welcome.
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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 09:50:47 PM »
If you have more than one hive, take the laying worker 50 feet in front of the other and shake or brush all the bees onto the ground. Put the hive in the house, garage, or other inaccessible place. The bees will then take up with the queen right hive or hives, without fighting.

What happens to the hive in the garage with no bees ?
Acts2:37: Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40: And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation

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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 09:53:06 PM »
Buy more bees.

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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 01:38:08 AM »
Best way to get it Queen right is to use brood AND a Queen cell-If you have more than one hive you can use the demmare 
technique to raise cells from it-then harvest the cell with as much brood as the donor hive can afford -and you will hopefully be able to plug a four frame nuc with cell into the problem hive -and you will be on your way-very little a four frame nuc cant fix  :lol: 8-)  http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/demaree.html
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Re: Workers laying eggs
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 01:52:00 AM »
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What happens to the hive in the garage with no bees ?
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use it for expansion next year.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

 

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