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Offline adamant

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My Package install queen flew the coop
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:21:39 PM »
my 2 week inspection of My package from 2 weeks ago has no queen.

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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 07:35:29 PM »
just wondering how you know? supercedure cells?
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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 08:06:04 PM »
Did you direct release her or let them eat the candy from the cage?

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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 09:54:11 PM »
i poked a larger hole in the candy . checked a few days after and she was out.

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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 11:55:52 PM »
I assume you are making that call because you are not seeing any eggs/larvae anywhere (besides not being able to see the queen anywhere).

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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 02:00:57 AM »
are the rest of the bees still there building comb?

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Re: Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 07:18:07 AM »
I had  most drawn comb. no eggs or larvae to be found

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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 10:14:46 PM »
when i installed the package i used drawn comb from a dead-out . i added a feeder ,bees and 7 frames of drawn comb. poked the candy with a ice pick and placed her in the hive like i always did and a few days after i checked and there is no queen and no eggs! question is ..how are they able to make a emergency supersedure cell with no eggs? i think i need to pull a frame from another hive with young eggs and place that in the package! correct?

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Re: My Package install queen flew the coop
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 11:17:09 PM »
when i installed the package i used drawn comb from a dead-out . i added a feeder ,bees and 7 frames of drawn comb. poked the candy with a ice pick and placed her in the hive like i always did and a few days after i checked and there is no queen and no eggs! question is ..how are they able to make a emergency supersedure cell with no eggs? i think i need to pull a frame from another hive with young eggs and place that in the package! correct?
That should do the trick.