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Offline Bee North

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Two Queens
« on: November 08, 2019, 02:46:43 pm »
Bonus Queen!!
Ha ha went robbing honey frames yesterday and found an extra queen.
One of my hives was queenless a short while back and i introduced a mated marked queen about a month ago.
I went into the super (above the queen excluder) to find it full of capped brood, eggs etc? Went searching wondering how "she" got up there and i found an unmarked queen?
Went through the box below the excluder: brood at all stages and the marked queen...two queens; one below the excluder and one above it in a 2 deep hive.
Figured the one up must have just mated before i introduced the new one. I was probably a bit careless with the excluder as i thought the hive was "queensess" and she snuck up there.
She is now in a nuc. Could of done a split but im low on hardware. ...Need more gear.
End game, i managed to get a big bucket of honey. What was a weak hive is now booming and i found a bonus queen....happy days!

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Re: Two Queens
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 11:03:36 pm »
Good times!
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Re: Two Queens
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 07:43:49 am »
Bee North.
Congratulations.
My observation hive has 2 queens laying side by side. One queen is marked green and one is not.
They are mother daughter.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Two Queens
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 03:49:05 pm »
Thanks guys.
It did make ne very happy!
That would be good to see Jim. But dont they fill a box quickly!
She gets her new hive this weekend.

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Re: Two Queens
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 09:05:50 pm »
In the spring, yes. Not in winter.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Two Queens
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 09:08:46 pm »
True!