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Offline beesonhay465

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what to do
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:21:57 pm »
 :sad:   big strong hive . looked at them , not much going on , the other 2 hives are cranked up .lots activity. took a listen , silence ??  got into the hive this morning tons of bees . and some crawling on the ground not able to fly.went through every frame found only a 3 in sq of brood???  found no queen no eggs or larve. both supers and brood chamber seems to be packed with honey about half was capped. i removed 2 frames about half capped and replaced with 2 empty frames with foundation. put the removed frames in  the freezer. any ideas about whats going on.

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Re: what to do
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 01:35:06 pm »
Queen gone and no way to replace her.

Add a frame of eggs and open brood from another hive or buy a queen, or both.
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Re: what to do
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 12:39:38 am »
having advertised the bees and hives for sale had a possible buyer come by. he looked the situation over and was of the opinion that they had raised a queen who had mated and returned and the bees on the ground were drones [they were] and were being thrown out as the were not needed anymore. found one with marts almost ripped off. hive is quiet looking very normal.i think i will wait and see .lots of bees and stores. 

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Re: what to do
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 06:03:31 am »
Very possible, but I would still add a frame of eggs and open brood. First, in case they do need to raise a queen, second, to boost the young population if they don't.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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