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  Topic: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
Bob Brown

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:04 am   Subject: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
Bob - I'm not quite clear here.

If your friend has A.m.m. and you give him a comb of something else, they will raise a queen from your stock, which will dilute the blood line.

If you are trying ...
  Topic: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
Bob Brown

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:32 pm   Subject: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
sorry should have gave more detail,
the hive was an already established national hive, the bees are meliffera meliffera, not hybrids so less prolific than most, we currently have about 8 of the 11 fr ...
  Topic: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
Bob Brown

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:43 pm   Subject: will donating a comb of eggs knock my hive back
Hi folks, very new to all this - week 3 of having a hive( =
I have a freeing who seems to be queed and eggless and he has asked if I can donate a frame of eggs/brood so his bees can re queen.
my que ...
 
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