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Offline NotactJack

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Found the queen for the first time.
« on: May 20, 2013, 08:35:33 PM »
Here are a few photos I snapped. I did a cut out with these bees. Then I requeened them with a queen from rweaver. Then a raccoon knocked over my TBH and stole most of the comb. Well I was collected my equipment when I knelt down and noticed abouta softball sized cluster. I hived them in a langstroth nuc and have been helping them since.  Well I've seen eggs but I've never been able to spot her and she turned out to be on the first frame I checked that was on the outside.


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Offline HomeSteadDreamer

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Re: Found the queen for the first time.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 11:04:46 PM »
congratz. I'm still very excited when I find my queen.  And I can see why you'd be doubly excited with the whole hive being knocked over.

Offline Joe D

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Re: Found the queen for the first time.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 11:16:55 PM »
If you were closer I would let you borrow my live trap.  Something had knocked over a water bucket at one of my yards.  I put out the trap first night caught a possum, next night caught a big coon.  Haven't seen anymore sign.  Good luck to you and your bees.




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Offline NotactJack

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Re: Found the queen for the first time.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 12:00:17 AM »
Yeah I since have abandoned that bee yard. It was just too far out. The side of my house working fine for now.
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Offline melliferal

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Re: Found the queen for the first time.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 12:31:50 AM »
Yeah, physically finding the queen alive and kicking is always good for a nice ego boost.   8-)
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