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Offline Blackbird

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Laying worker, can I combine?
« on: September 02, 2005, 06:56:43 PM »
I have a queenless hive with a laying worker. At this point can I combine this hive with another queen right hive?

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Offline stilllearning

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Laying worker, can I combine?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 10:07:22 PM »
Yes you can But you can cause yourself
a lot of problems You might have
difficulity in getting the bad bees ( with laying worker) to accept the
queen in the good hive, they might try to kill her.

First be sure it is a laying worker     if it is try to find and kill her
wait a couple of days and combine them     if you dont find her
your best bet is to combine them by shaking them.       you can find
good directions on this forum for doing this.
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Laying worker, can I combine?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005, 12:06:52 AM »
I would not combine a laying worker hive with a queenright hive.  The laying workers are likely to kill the queen.  I would shake out the laying workers and give the comb to the queenright hive.
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Offline Blackbird

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Laying worker, can I combine?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005, 07:28:26 PM »
Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.  :)

 

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