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Queen not out after 16 days

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:27 pm    Post subject: Queen not out after 16 days Reply with quote

So i can still hear her piping in her cells but she is not coming out... Any thoughts as to why? Maybe she will be out today?
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I'm really not sure what you are trying to say here?

Presumably you have a hive that has swarmed or is about to swarm? I would be surprised if you just have one queen cell if that is the scenario unless you removed all the others, so you may have several queens piping and/or tooting. Or perhaps they are superceding?
I'm impressed that you were able to establish exactly when the queen cell/s was/were laid into that you know it is day 16. You have obviously been keeping a close eye on things.
I think you need to give us a bit more detail before we can comment though.

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked back through your old posts and can now make a bit more sense of your recent post.
It would help with continuity if you had posted this on your original thread about making the split. There are a lot of people who post on the forum and it's not always possible to remember what stage everyone is at and how and when they have manipulated their hives.

....So you made a split 16 days ago and removed the original queen and left them cells with eggs to produce a new queen. Do you know how many emergency queen cells they have developed or did you reduce it to just one? (I didn't find that info on my quick search.) How long have the virgin queen/s been tooting? Obviously she/they will hatch out any day now.
How is the other half of the split doing?
Sounds like all is going to plan at the moment though.

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the cells they finished them, I heard the first pipe on Wednesday, I left 2 cells in the hive thinking whatever one got out first would go after the other. Day 17 so I am assuming one of them is going to come out at some point today. But Just curious if anyone has had them stay in longer? one of the sister cells has already hatched on Tuesday. I'm not concerned just curious.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They may be out when I get home. I dunno, guess when they are ready they will decide a time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<<deleted>> ... how did this wind up in the wrong thread?
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