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Offline lee

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« on: June 01, 2006, 09:37:56 PM »
lost my queen over the winter. so i put a new one in the hive check on them after  about 3 weeks. and the bums are doing nothing and she is runing around like she is lost. what should i do fire all of them and start over. :(  :(  :(

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 09:56:02 PM »
If you have a brood frame from another hive toss it in. The new bees will actually look for a queen.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 11:06:00 PM »
You may have been shipped a queen that was unmated--a rarity, but it happens.  Put in a frame of mixed eggs and brood and if the bees start supercedure cells you know the problem is with the queen.
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