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Offline TwT

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« on: May 01, 2005, 04:28:39 PM »
I got a feral hive to weeks ago and the queen was killed before I extracted the hive from the house, it had 2 queen cells and they where damaged, so i put a frame of eggs and brood in this hive almost 3 weeks ago and checked to day and no queen cells have been made and no eggs at all, so I combined them with the newpaper method and was wondering if I did right or did I mess up?  the hive (queenless hive) only had about 4 frames of bee's.

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Offline Kirk-o

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005, 04:51:34 PM »
hey buddy you did the right thing
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005, 05:21:16 PM »
I think you did the right thing, it is unlikely to find a queen for sale right now, bye :D
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2005, 10:03:20 AM »
If they didn't try to build queen cells and they've only been queenless a short time, then they probably had a virgin queen who wasn't laying yet.  If you waited another week you probably would have seen some eggs.

Now that you combined the bees will sort it all out.
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