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Author Topic: Queen foraging on a flower  (Read 2675 times)
« on: June 03, 2004, 06:03:12 PM »

Today while working my hives I had one hive in which the queen was balled by the workers when I opened the hive. I quickly closed up the hive but soon thereafter noticed a queen outside of the hive. I assume it was the queen that had just been balled, but not sure. I watched her closely and tried to catch her to put her in a queen cage for reintroduction elsewhere. In the process of watching her fly around I noticed she stopped at a flower and appeared to be going for the nectar. I quickly pulled out my wal-mart pocket camera and snapped as many pics as I could before she took off again. I finally caught her and am in the process of introducing her to another hive. I found this experience worth sharing and hope to get some feedback.

P.S. I will post the pics as soon as I have them developed.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2004, 07:01:11 PM »

really are you sure? Thats like really weird!!!

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2004, 08:17:38 PM »

That sounds so odd. Do you have any thoughts as to why they attacked the queen?
Love to see those pics when ready.


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