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Offline Cobber

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Queenless
« on: May 24, 2020, 07:32:01 am »
Gday everyone old Cobber here from SA and fairly new to the bees after a very long interest have taken the step a few months ago by getting 2 hives.
 Anyways i have a question for all you knowledgeable people here as i have had a tree limb crush one of my hives and thankfully missing my other. I had another empty box in the shed so got to work quickly as its not the warmest here at the moment to gather as many of the bees i could, which i think i done a pritty darn good job i thought but in the process i just could not locate the boss. I searched pritty darn hard for her to no avail. I put some brood comb, not much into new frames and some honey comb and again not much due to the darn red gum limb.
So my question is should i just do nothing and hope for the best due to now coming into winter or is there something else i should be doing, keeping note its coming into winter so buying a new queen would be rather difficult now i would presume.

 Cheers
 cobber

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Re: Queenless
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 07:58:17 am »
Check 4 or 5 days after the accident for eggs. If you find eggs, close up and feed until the hive weighs 50 kilo. If no eggs after 4 or 5 days, combine hive with the other hive with newspaper between the boxes.
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Re: Queenless
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 06:53:47 pm »
Noworries thanks mate, so im on the right path then. At least the girls have settled down now in the spare box i had as i got people coming to help remove the rest of the tree and fix my shed as the gutter , side was damaged also.