Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
November 28, 2014, 05:12:50 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: yesterday....my first queen killing....  (Read 1375 times)
justtryintolearnhere
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7

Location: south carolina


« on: April 21, 2006, 09:32:55 AM »

Sad i know you have to do it to introduce your new queens but god it was a hard thing to do...the 1st queen killed was the one that swarmed about 4 weeks ago...and was she a laying wonder...still had a great pattern going still...but i guess it had to be done...still it wasnt a good feeling seeing her go...oh well i hope the new ones will do as well as she did...she was a laying machine... any out there who feel the same?
Logged

just tryin to learn here
Jerrymac
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6047


Location: Wolfforth Texas


« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 10:03:53 AM »

If you got a good laying queen, why would you want to replace her with one you know nothing about?
Logged

rainbow sunflower  Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.   rainbow sunflower

 Jerry

My pictures.Type in password;  youview
     http://photobucket.com/albums/v225/Jerry-mac/
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13903


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006, 06:55:49 PM »

>If you got a good laying queen, why would you want to replace her with one you know nothing about?

My thoughts exactly.

When I do requeen it's because I don't like the queen.  The bees are hot, they aren't producing well, etc.  I drop her in a jar of alcohol to make swarm lure.
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
qa33010
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 912


Location: Arkansas, White County


« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2006, 12:22:46 AM »

Michael, is that grain alcohol?
Logged

Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)
justtryintolearnhere
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7

Location: south carolina


« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2006, 09:01:18 AM »

well the queen already swarmed and when i got the hive she was already in it..and i really dont know how old she is and as she ages the pheramone that controls the hive waxes cold...and ive read that u requeen every cpl of years anyway..thats why i requeened...and i picked the new queen up at the apiary and the gentleman who has been supplying queens for 40 plus years worked his bees while i stood beside him...both of us without gloves or viels and not a bee brushed us or bumped us...man they were gentle bees... i think i made the right choice there
Logged

just tryin to learn here
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13903


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2006, 10:35:44 AM »

>Michael, is that grain alcohol?

It could be. Mine is just isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
fuzzybeekeeper
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 74

Location: Brenham, Texas


« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 03:50:20 PM »

If she was still such a good queen, why couldn't you have pulled 3-4 frames of brood and pollen and made a nuc with her.  That way you would have had a "spare" in case the new one was not accepted or you could have let her build up to a small hive and then combined her with a weak hive.

I KNOW I am going to have a hard time with my first bee-heading.  I guess I need to start with a "hot" hive so I don't mind doing it so much.

Fuzzybeekeeper
Logged
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13903


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 09:29:08 PM »

That's another thing I often do.  Put any old queen in a nuc and have some spare queens around.  I can always dispose of her come winter and combine the nuc.
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 1.6 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page October 25, 2014, 12:00:45 PM
anything