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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:26 am    Post subject: Queen cells in trap-out Reply with quote

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As many of you might already know, when a trap-out is set up, it's a good idea to give them supplies in order to raise a queen because their original queen is not likely to emerge from wall or tree.

Here are several photos I took today of a trap-out I have going here in Florida. Notice the beautiful queen cells they are building, including the uncapped cell with the exposed larva.












One from inside the hive:






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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noob question: If the queen stayed behind in the wall, who laid the eggs? Did you give them a bar with eggs to play with? I guess I just answered my own question.

Great pics, thanks for posting them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frazier wrote:
Noob question: If the queen stayed behind in the wall, who laid the eggs? Did you give them a bar with eggs to play with? I guess I just answered my own question.

Great pics, thanks for posting them.


You are exactly correct!

They are now in my back yard. I merged them with a couple of other hives. They all got along great because they needed each other. Only one of the colonies had a queen.
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