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Author Topic: Number of Days in Observation Hive?  (Read 746 times)
MrILoveTheAnts
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« on: April 05, 2007, 12:15:18 AM »

My dad and I are in a disagreement. Sometime before the 17th of this month I want to take frames from my split (hopefully all of the ones with queen cells) and put them in my observation hive. I want to keep them in there about two days or at least over night (one day total). All I want is to photograph a queen bee emerging from her cell.
As I see it the only risk is if I put the newly hatched queen bee back in the hive and another queen bee is also in there and they sting each other to death.

What do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 09:22:02 AM »

well one of them will survive but yea if u do that im think you would be better off just leaving them in the observe hive or just makin a nuc out of it but im not experienced like the rest so u might wanna wait for their opinions on it  Smiley                  afro
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 10:03:23 AM »

What's in the observation hive now?  I think it's a great idea to get the pictures.  Are there other queen cells in the hive?  I'm sure it would all work out.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 02:00:10 PM »

Right now nothing. It's a simple two frame observation hive I only use to observe the bees. The entrance is even closed off. I'm wondering if I even have enough room in the thing for the queen cells without damaging them with the glass.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 02:23:02 PM »

>I'm wondering if I even have enough room in the thing for the queen cells without damaging them with the glass.

Maybe not.  You'd have to try it to see.
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