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jelder
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« on: April 10, 2012, 11:32:10 PM »

just wondering, does the queen actually stop laying at any time during the year?.  noticed in my last inspection no lave or eggs. Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 11:43:13 PM »

Hey Jelder,

Yes, the queen does have the capacity to stop laying... it depends on a number of factors but more often that not it's flow related i.e. whether there is sufficient pollen and nectar to support brood development... when i was starting out you wouldn't believe the amount of times I looked in my hives and freaked out thinking my hive was queenless because i couldn't see any eggs - sometimes it's as simple as giving them a bit of a feed to get her going again (obviously dependent on what time of year etc it is). In my case though i kinda ran before i could walk - wen't from a newbie with one hive to almost 20 in one year! 50 in my second year so i've had to learn pretty quickly! it's been an awesome experience though!
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:23:40 PM »

thanks, im checking them on the weekend and giving them a syrup top-up hopefully all will be well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 01:26:30 AM »

How are they going mate?
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 06:57:01 PM »

good news, lots of lave, and quite a lot of capped beood in a good pattern and capped honey, so i think they are getting ready for winter.  breathing a big sigh of relief.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 11:56:31 PM »

That's great news Smiley
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