Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 23, 2014, 12:22:48 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Late season swarm?  (Read 347 times)
Field Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 514

Location: Rome, Georgia

« on: October 12, 2009, 10:36:45 AM »

During the 4-5 inches of rain this morning, we were out looking at the flooding.  My daughter found a small cluster on the ground under one of our 6 hives.  I scoooped them up and put them back on the porch and found a new fresh queen (not marked).  This hive had no Q-cells on Sep 27 as I did my fall check and downsizing.  Saw none in the other hives last week either.  So she may have come in to our yard which would mean a feral as no one else within 5 miles has bees!!  What is the best method to keep her alive until next season?  I know I have seen some info on keeping a queen in the top of a hive during the winter.  Is that using a Q-excluder below her?  Like a two Q hive?

Stephen Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich."  SpongeBob Squarepants
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.216 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page November 10, 2014, 05:40:06 AM