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Author Topic: Removed the bees from the Squirrel box.  (Read 477 times)
sawdstmakr
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« on: March 22, 2012, 12:04:41 PM »

We, Jim and I, (the other Jim) removed the bees from the squirrel box. This is the hive that swarmed last week. I could not find a queen in this box nor the nuc that they swarmed to. We did find 4 Q cells that had queens hatch from. The second part is a bit , way bit long. I have to figure out how to do the editting stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 01:39:24 PM »

I believe you have a queen in this hive. Leave them alone for a week & do a check. I think you'll have evidence then. Hinged squirrel box, that is cool. Would be a good snag for Bud4!  Wink


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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 12:00:48 PM »

JP, you were right. I found the queen. She is golden on the bottom of her abdomen and black on top. This hive was very weak on Sunday so I caught her and decided to put her in the OB hive that failed to produce a queen after I put there queen in a split.
I then went into this hive and found lots of eggs and several hundred beetles. Jim and I killed and cleared every beetle in this hive and the hive that this hive swarmed to (no queen) and moved the best 3 frames to a new nuc. I added 3 frames with starter wax strips in the top slot to give them room to grow with out giving a place forthe beetles to lay eggs. The frames are full of eggs with no brood. What do you think the chances are they will survive? the 3 frames have lots of bees.
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