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Offline stella

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From marked queen to unmarked queen?
« on: September 28, 2012, 11:07:19 AM »
2 weeks ago I peeked in my hive while refreshing sugar syrup supply and saw the marked queen that I installed in July. Yesterday I did a complete hive check and found a queen but she isnt marked.
I assume this is a new queen.?
If it is a new queen, does it present any issues this late in the season?
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Re: From marked queen to unmarked queen?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 12:54:35 PM »
If she has been mated, no. If she has not mated and you have no drowns around then you may have a big problem. The bees will get rid of a non-producing queen. Keep looking for your marked queen, she may still be in there.  -Mike
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Re: From marked queen to unmarked queen?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 02:05:10 PM »
The big question is: did you see any eggs or new larvae? If so you probably have a mother daughter hive. Not a bad thing to have.
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Re: From marked queen to unmarked queen?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 11:07:19 AM »
Did you completely look at everything? No chance the marked queen is still there with a daughter queen? It  does happen.
If you have eggs at all,there is a bred queen.
Like sawdustmakr said,two queens is not a bad thing to have.

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Re: From marked queen to unmarked queen?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 11:19:33 AM »
If both queens are mated ??? ??? the hive will be OK




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Re: From marked queen to unmarked queen?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 12:24:42 PM »
They could have cleaned the mark off her too!

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