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Offline wes.d.howland

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My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:24:29 PM »
Can anyone tell me why my queen bee keeps walking out of my Top Bar Hive? I've only had her for 4 days, it's my first time as a beekeeper.

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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 11:42:16 PM »
Maybe there is another queen in there...
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Offline wes.d.howland

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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 01:07:15 AM »
how would I know? the bees are all piled together in one spot. If there was more then one queen what do you suggest I do with her?

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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 02:12:00 AM »
Nothing.  Let them sort it out.
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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 05:36:12 PM »
Ok great, thanks for the info. :-D

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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 06:21:06 PM »
What do yo mean by walking out?

Could she be trying to leave on a mating flight (or returning from one)?

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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 07:05:03 AM »
i have a queen that often leaves her tbh for a few mins, lands on my greenhouse then flies back she keeps doing it but the hive is doing exceptionaly well, elsewhere I was told it was a drone , but I do know the difference between both

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Re: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 09:10:56 PM »
Put a queen excluder across the entrance.  If you don't have one, PM me and I will send you one.
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