Happy Mother's Day to all the "Queen Bees" out there!! :-)
I have a question. We had a hive of bees that survived the winter, but when we opened them, they were ALL in one super and we couldn't find a queen. There didn't seem to be as many as there normally are. We decided to go ahead and buy a whole package of bees, including the queen. Problem is that when we went to hive them there turned out to be a FEW brood in a couple of the frames. Still couldn't find the queen, but we're not really very good at that. Anyway, after discussion and trying to decide what to do, we went ahead and put all the bees and the new queen into the hive. Today we checked the hive. As you might imagine, it is a very busy hive!! We were worried that the bees might kill each other, but it doesn't appear so. Still not sure if we have just one queen, or two now. Did we make a mistake in doing it that way?? Now that there seems to be an overabundance of bees, should we divide the hive?? If we do should we try and find the queen and then get a new queen for the other?? Or should we just leave them all together and see what happens?? Did we totally goof this hive up?? Thanks for any advice....or productive scorning for doing this wrong!! :-) We can use the advice of you novices!! :-) Thanks!!
Steve and Wendy Zenor