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Author Topic: when to requeen?  (Read 1888 times)
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« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2013, 09:47:13 AM »

>Michael, obviously this particular hive is a lost cause

No, a frame of brood will probably set things right if it's a failing queen.  A frame every week for three weeks always seems to work for laying workers.

> but do you feel it's late in the season for re-queening in general? Even starting from scratch with a four-day-old larvae, there would be brood by mid-August with all of September and part of October left, and New England usually has a pretty good flow from asters and golden rod.

>I'm curious because I just did a walk-away split this morning and I hope I didn't doom them.

If you get a dearth be sure to feed them.  If not, then let them build up on nectar.  They will probably do fine.
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