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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2011, 03:03:47 AM »

"but i do have a hive that almost always has queen cells in it. not swarm cells"

Thats is a Russian characteristic, is it not?

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« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2011, 11:01:26 PM »

Russian, Carnolian, and Caucasian bees all are prone to keeping queen cells/caps handy.  It is not unusual for me to see as many as many a 6 queen caps on a single side of a frame. Next time I look they may all be gone.  Building and tearing down queen caps (they ain't a cell until it has an egg) gives the bad girls work-release.

BTW, on the subject of queen cells from drone eggs:  Any queen reared from a drone cell is going to be a Drag Queen.
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2011, 11:05:34 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011, 05:29:39 AM »

Kathy was referring to queen cells (I believe) not cups.  My Italians usually have at least a few queen cups or play cups around.  Russians though have queen cells present much of the time even if they have no intention of swarming according to to the literature I have read.  That is what I was referring too.  I am under the impression that kathy was referring to a colony that exhibits this behavior.
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« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2011, 10:18:38 AM »

i was.  real queen cells.  another interesting thing about this hive is that the cells will be the same age.  there may be only a couple, or 1/2 a dozen, but they'll be the same age.  it's a hive i'd love to have a camera in.  i don't even remember where they came from, but i think they were a swarm from a bee tree.
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« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2011, 12:14:34 PM »

My first and only hive did that last year, scared me that I was doing something wrong, they never swarmed, and these cells kept comming and going .   seem like the bee union was trying to send a message to the queen  LOL
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