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Offline SlickMick

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Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« on: July 13, 2009, 08:01:21 AM »
The title says it all

Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen?

And don't just say "yeah". Why don't you post it for me

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   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 09:37:47 AM »
I dont think a virgin queen looks any diferent from a mated one. she may just be a smidgen smaller.

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 09:56:23 AM »
And don't just say "yeah". Why don't you post it for me

You know you can catch more bees with honey than you can with vinegar.

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 10:37:14 AM »
is this just for educational purposes, or are you looking for one in your hive?  don't wish to discourage you, but they are really hard to spot.  they don't hang out like mated queens.  the bees around them don't give you the same signs as they would around mated queens.  they run and hide and you'd be lucky to spot one by accident, especially in a bigger hive.
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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 11:06:04 AM »
The virgin that was in my observation hive looked almost exactly like a worker bee, same size.  No pictures though for you  :'( , and she's done and got fertilized so looks like a regular queen now with a big bootie.

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 11:11:36 AM »
You know you can catch more bees with honey than you can with vinegar.

Don't sweat it...Mick is used to us with our "smart" comments so he's trying to preempt us. :-D

No, I don't have any pics.
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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 11:41:56 AM »
I don't know if Mick has even got any honey yet this year, maybe all he has is vinegar  ;)



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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 03:05:39 PM »
And don't just say "yeah". Why don't you post it for me

You know you can catch more bees with honey than you can with vinegar.


Hey won't vinegar keep the bees healthy?  Maybe I just heard it was the cure for CCD?  Sorry can't remember! :evil:

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 03:36:32 PM »
Mick, this is the only true picture of a virgin queen I could find:




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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 05:06:50 PM »
Good one JP.. :-D..I don't think Mick preempted that kind of wisecrack answer in his question.
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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 06:30:14 PM »
Mick, this is the only true picture of a virgin queen I could find:




...JP ;)

You got me with that one JP  :shock:

And thanks Robo. At least I know now that someone over there takes these good old Aussie boys serioously  :-D

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 09:03:27 PM »
Mick, this is the only true picture of a virgin queen I could find:




...JP ;)

If I saw a queen like that I would set the hive on fire :-D

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 09:15:28 PM »
gee thanks guys.  now i'll probably have some freaky dream of finding a queen in my hive that has the head of MJ on her.  guess as long as she doesn't moon walk and waive a sparkly glove at me, it's good??
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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2009, 09:16:50 PM »
The reason I asked is that I am unable to find the queen in the original hive, the swarm hive from it (swarmed Tuesday last week) or the nuc that I made up with a frame with 3 queen cells from the original hive (hope that makes sense). No eggs in any of them, but plenty of capped brood and they are bringing in nectar and pollen like bees possessed. Queen cells in the original hive but obviously none in the swarm hive.  :?

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2009, 09:18:14 PM »
gee thanks guys.  now i'll probably have some freaky dream of finding a queen in my hive that has the head of MJ on her.  guess as long as she doesn't moon walk and waive a sparkly glove at me, it's good??

Would be the stuff of nightmares  :mrgreen:

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2009, 11:18:11 PM »
OH no!!! Now I am going to have this dream also!!

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2009, 10:14:53 AM »
Seen plenty of them....

they have the same leg structure that the regular queen does, but her butt is smaller and to me it looks triangular almost, big waist tapering to a pointy butt.

They will be in any part of the hive, they move fast, they DON"T have the nice ring of attendants.  So very few of the regular queen finding cues.   They will be very very difficult to find one if you are looking for one.

Another week or so and check for eggs.  If you are worried you can keep adding frames of eggs from a different hive, if there is not a queen in the hive they will try to raise another.

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Re: Has anyone got a pic of a virgin queen
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2009, 10:18:04 AM »
Hey...it just occurred to me...

Did you do a Google image search for "virgin queen picture"? :-D

Let us know what you find...i don't dare try that at work.... :roll:
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.....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