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  Topic: Is my swarms queen less
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:41 am   Subject: Is my swarms queen less
I have watched them and all seems to be well. We are starting a good flow various flowers, black locust, tulip poplar. I had never noticed this behavior in all my years.
  Topic: Is my swarms queen less
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:11 am   Subject: Is my swarms queen less
I have a swarm that was caught yesterday and one that is a week old. I always check my hives the following night after being caught to see if the queen is ok by hitting the hive and listening for the ...
  Topic: What to do?
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:35 pm   Subject: What to do?
I am to fast panic and worry over things that seem bad but generally are ok. I have placed the bees back in there original place and and let them be in charge. I started out in this trying to bee hand ...
  Topic: What to do?
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:06 am   Subject: What to do?
I have did this before, switching a weak hive in a strong hives place without any fighting or issues. I have also read and watched videos were this is a common practice.
  Topic: What to do?
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:14 am   Subject: What to do?
I have a swarm that appeared queen less, it was a small swarm and had didn't have alot of bees, fresh eggs, brood, and only a small amount of capped brood. I added some comb with eggs from another hiv ...
  Topic: advice for saving queenless hives
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:15 am   Subject: advice for saving queenless hives
Thanks for the advice, I took some fresh drawn brood comb with eggs and placed in my hives. Tuesday will be 3 days since I added the comb, hopefully I can look and see drawn queen cells if they needed ...
  Topic: advice for saving queenless hives
mountainbee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:03 am   Subject: advice for saving queenless hives
I have two hives that are queen less. the first hive I have had for 3 seasons, it has swarmed 3 times this year and has either been left with no queen or the virgin queen didn't return from her mating ...
 
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