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« on: January 21, 2012, 02:16:14 AM »

hi guys

well i didn;t quite squish it just squashed it a little ( it was on the first frame i pulled out typical)

the hive is queenless but there is plenty of uncapped lava and first stage lava (and there were plenty of other superceedure cells, but this one was the primary, it was super large and absolutely perfect)

so whats likely to happen here? what are you experiences

do you think they will abort it?

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 04:24:53 AM »

It depends on how deformed it is and if the larvae is damaged.  If the larvae is damaged they will probably tear it down.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 04:35:04 AM »

hopefully not to damaged....
just a slight push against another frame, but because it looks like she is/was a few days from emerging.
fingers crossed, as its one of the best queen cells ive seen
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 08:34:52 PM »

Another one will develop and take its place...
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 10:01:29 PM »

unfortunate, but a good reminder that you need to pull the outside frames first so that you can slide the others over....and not squish the queen cells  Wink

i it were my hive and i had others, i'd pop a frame of eggs/couple days old larvae just for added security. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 04:13:47 AM »

hey there.

nah i think it will be ok looks like they have not aborted it yet.. plus there's still plenty of late eggs and lava in the hive.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 09:00:46 PM »

shes in there! saw the new queen last night which is great! Smiley and the damaged queen cell opened.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 07:45:38 AM »

Congrats on the new queen....I sure hope she doesn't get "hopelessly lost" on her mating flights.  I seem to recall that you're in Australia and this is the "downunder" forum???  Adding your location to your profile will let folks know what climate your bees are living in...when they're quickly scanning the new posts or in other more general forums. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 04:56:02 AM »

Thanks Ed, shes laying away preety well, i'm very glad she emerged, as she was from a special line i have been working on for some time....very calm, very productive.

i'll give that update thing a go!
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 08:03:24 AM »

Congratulations, Eco, you're no longer lost!!! Wink  Thanks, I don't always (thought I should) pay attention to what forum I'm in so your location will help.

Fantastic news on your queen!!!  Glad it worked out for you (and her).  I hope she makes you the largest crop of honey you've ever gotten from a colony!

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 08:07:24 AM »

lol me 2
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 11:49:50 PM »

Have you checked on that queen again Eco? Just wondering if she settled in and is laying well.

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 09:07:56 PM »

yep shes going gang busters


actually though another weird thing happened when i was marking some queens last weekend. One of them stopped in her tracks after being marked and stopped moving.

at which point i though great i just killed her somehow?

she stayed like that for 20 sec, so i placed her on-top of some frames and the bee pushed her down into the gaps.

about 5 min later i saw her walking up another frame i pulled the frame and she was going at it like nothing ever happened? Weird? right
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 06:50:24 AM »

You'd stop still if you were branded, Eco.

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 09:50:31 AM »

Nah, you ever watching a heafer stand still after they were branded??  I think what happened is typical "women stuff"....ain't you ever watched a lady paint her fingernails and then be very careful with them, holding them in front of them to be sure nothing touches them?....that's what that queen was doing, she wanted to give her thorax polish job a chance to dry before getting back to work. Wink

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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2012, 06:55:11 AM »

lol...thats prob the case shes a bit of a princess

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