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jxbeeman
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« on: May 04, 2005, 03:08:23 PM »

about 2 weeks ago i just bought a 3# package of bees that draper's bees had left over from someone cancelling.  well anyway i checked them today and i found 2 queen cells on the bottom of a frame of brood.  just wondering what i should do.  i know that the queen is there b/c i saw her on the same frame.  i was thinking that a reason the could be doing this would be that i live in NY.  hahahaha.  no it just has been really crummy weather up hear.  about 2 weeks of rain and 40's temp.  no real days that are real sunny and warm.  if it was sunny it was windy and cold also.  NF.  oh i also have been feeding them sugar water and those bee patties.  

Any suggestions on what i could do and what might have caused them to do this.  thanks
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005, 03:24:38 PM »

I wonder if they plugged up the brood area with all that suger water and are getting ready to swarm.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005, 06:00:26 PM »

Go to the queen rearing re queen page here at bee master the first one in there has a bunch of videos you can watch two on swarm prevention look at them you will love them kirk-o
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005, 08:55:53 PM »

I've never seen a new package swarm.  I've never seen a queen less than a year old swarm.  They are probably replacing the queen because of something. I'd let them do what they feel they need to do.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005, 08:24:55 AM »

I would agree with Mike. I had the same thing happen last year and removed the cells because I thought I new better than the bees. Guess what? I didn't and lost that hive. Something is wrong with that queen and they are fixing it themselves.

Good luck
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2005, 08:25:26 AM »

I would agree with Mike. I had the same thing happen last year and removed the cells because I thought I new better than the bees. Guess what? I didn't and lost that hive. Something is wrong with that queen and they are fixing it themselves.

Good luck
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