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Author Topic: From marked queen to unmarked queen?  (Read 854 times)
stella
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« on: September 28, 2012, 10:07:19 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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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 11:54:35 AM »

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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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 01:05:10 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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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 10:07:19 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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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 10:19:33 AM »

If both queens are mated Huh Huh the hive will be OK




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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 11:24:42 AM »

They could have cleaned the mark off her too!

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