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Offline Irishman

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requeened hive
« on: May 29, 2012, 03:52:34 PM »
Last Friday on the 25th I put in a new queen and on Tuesday the 29 found that the queen was in the tube sideways and dead what happen and has anyone had that problem

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 04:43:53 PM »
Better guesses will come if you give more information on how you installed the new queen.

Most likely the hive didn't like the new queen.
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Re: requeened hive
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 07:43:06 PM »
Did you remove the old queen first? Had they gone "laying worker"? Did they have swarm cells or a virgin? We need to know the scenario better.

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Re: requeened hive
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 12:07:08 AM »

When you put the new queen in did the bees attack her,  pay her no attention, or what.  On the 23 I installed a new queen.  I put the cage at the enterance for several mins., then opened the hive and held her between a couple of frames of bees for a while.  The bees didn't pay her any attention, I open the cage while holding the cage down in the hive.  Checked on 29 and have new brood cells.  Good luck with your bees.