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AugustC
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Happy Birthday Reply with quote

Hi All

I split my hive on Sat 17th May and inspected again 14 days later on Sat 31st May. In the hive there was a capped queen cell (plus some capped drone brood). If it has been 14 days and the queen cell is capped I think that means they either used an egg or a day old larva.... is that correct?

If a Queen emerges at about 16 days that would most likely make today her birthday! My foster son Kyle has already named her Thumbee'lina.
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that is correct sixteen days, I would avoid opening a hive this is trying to rear queen as sometimes the bees reject the new queen when the hive is constantly being opened.

Michael Bush has a great post about Bee Maths and when the different roles in the hive are born. Have a look at that post HERE
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