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Author Topic: Question about newly hived cutout colony  (Read 709 times)
Field Bee
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« on: July 06, 2010, 10:26:25 PM »

Last weeks cutout went well. I established them into a topbar hive and left them alone for a week. Today I looked it over, and found that most of the brood had emerged, there was some capped brood, and a little bit of older uncapped brood. I didn't see any eggs, though. I did find the queen, and she looked good; active and fat! Question- does the queen stop laying for a while as she adjusts to the new hive? If so, how long does it normally take before she starts laying again?

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 10:57:46 PM »

i have a cutout hive that was done last saturday.the queen quit laying for eight days now she is laying very good patterns.this queen went through alot so i don't know if its the norm.had another cutout and that queen started back laying two days later.   ...schawee

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 07:14:49 PM »

I would be too alarmed if the queen took a break from laying for a few days.  The best news is that you found her, she's fat and in good shape.  Be grateful and wait a few more days.

Congratulations on the great cutout.
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