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Offline chickenwing654

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mated queen flew off
« on: August 14, 2016, 06:34:23 PM »
Hi,
I checked on my hives today.  On one of my hives, I watched the queen fly off of the frame I had in my hands. 

Had her about seven weeks now,  She was mated and laying.  I watched her fly off in one direction until I lost sight of her.  Does this mean she is gone now, or is there a chance she will return?

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Re: mated queen flew off
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 07:19:21 PM »
She was back in 2 to 4 minutes if you stood there with the hive open.
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Re: mated queen flew off
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 11:31:28 PM »
I once saw a queen take off 3 times during one inspection. I thought see was gone for good every time she took off.
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Re: mated queen flew off
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 08:14:39 AM »
Same here, I've seen a queen fly toward the bushes/trees 20 yards away. Next hive inspection there she was with her pretty little mark on the thorax.
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Re: mated queen flew off
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 02:01:53 PM »
> I watched her fly off in one direction until I lost sight of her. 

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