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ShaneJ
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« on: September 16, 2012, 11:58:19 PM »

Hi guys, I got called out yesterday to collect another swarm yesterday.
While I was on my way over I got another call to say the swarm had moved on but I decided to go look around anyway.
When I arrived there were maybe half a dozen bees hanging around the tree where they were and then gradually more and more bees started returning.

When I found and captured the queen she looked to be hurt/damaged. I'm not sure if I hurt her when catching her in the cage or if she is deformed? She seemed to be paralysed down the left hand side of her body. Anyone see this before?


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 01:19:10 AM »

Hopefully she'll live for a while and the workers will raise a new queen. I'd give them a frame or 2 of very young brood from another hive if you can.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 04:01:01 AM »

I released the queen a little bit earlier and she was getting about fine though the left hand side of her body still wasn't working.  huh
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