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Offline Nock

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Any else ever saw...
« on: April 27, 2021, 02:39:33 pm »
A egg hanging out of a Queen?  Saw this Sunday during any inspection. It took probably 15-20 seconds before it just fell out. Anyone got a reason why or seen this before?  This little nuc still hasn?t taken off. Been struggling all spring. Wonder if the issue is her.

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Re: Any else ever saw...
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 02:57:53 pm »
I often see this in young queens that are just beginning to lay.  I think it is because they have not developed their egg laying skills, but it may be because they are attempting to lay at a high rate.

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Any else ever saw...
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 05:57:51 pm »
I see it in normal hives.  It can simply mean you interrupted her. I have had queens that I had just put into a cage be dropping eggs in the cage. A queen in full lay cannot stop abruptly.  Seen queens walking along the comb and leaving eggs behind, being too nervous to back into a cell while I had the frame out and watching.
In other words, you should not be concerned about it unless the brood pattern is really poor.
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Re: Any else ever saw...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 06:41:40 pm »
I saw this once as well.  One of my queens was actively laying with her rear end in a cell when I pulled the frame up, and instead of finishing laying, she walked away with the egg still attached. 
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Re: Any else ever saw...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 07:02:21 pm »
That makes sense. Thanks for replies.