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Author Topic: My queen keeps walking out of my TBH  (Read 2815 times)
wes.d.howland
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« on: May 21, 2012, 07:24:29 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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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 10:42:16 PM »

Maybe there is another queen in there...
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 12:07:15 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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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 01:12:00 AM »

Nothing.  Let them sort it out.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 04:36:12 PM »

Ok great, thanks for the info. grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 05:21:06 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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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 06:05:03 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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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 08:10:56 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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