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Offline Beeboy01

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Oh No Lost the Queen !!
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:13:46 PM »
The title says it all, I was inspecting the hives today and #1 had no brood except for a few small patches of uncapped drone in the brood box. I had requeened the hive with a Starbright about two months ago and up untill today thought she had took. There have been lots of young bright yellow bees coming in and out of the hive, very easy to spot mixed in with the darker bees from the old queen. I thought it was all good till I opened the hive up and found nothing ubut honey. What really is getting my goat is that the Cabbage Palm is just starting to bloom which gives a wonderful honey flow and I was counting on this hive to really make some honey. Now it looks like I'm pulling down hive #2 (3 deeps and 6 shallows tall) looking for some frames of young brood to get #1 back up by the fall. That's bee keeping, out of my six hives four are packing the honey in, one is missing a queen and the last has lots of brood but no honey. I'll be back in the yard Sunday working the hives.