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Hi all, this is my first post! I'm an extremely new-bee, got my nuc in September, now have one brood box and one super separated by a queen excluder - as per profile pic. I have just inspected my hive and can find no sign of queen, eggs or larvae. Plenty of bees and plenty of honey - in fact last inspection 2-3 weeks ago there was no honey, but queen was there and laying. Has my queen swarmed/died? What do I do now?
Hello everyone!! I have made a new video abot swarming control. We used our observations and made up the stages of preparing the bees for swarming. What do you think about this control system? I hope my explanation was clear. Stages of swarmig GREEN PERIOD (no risk of swarming). 1. population increase. 2. drone production. 3. Appearance of cell Cups 4. Fatty Bees. Bees resting in clusters. Orange Period (great risk of swarming) 5. queen cells 6. reduced laying (smaller brood nest) 7. No brood (hive has not yet swarmed but could at any moment). Red Period 8. Hive has ac
I requeened three of my hives which were queenless for about three weeks. Now 1.5 weeks later none of them has a queen nor eggs or brood. All of them are pretty strong with a few full frames of honey. What went wrong? Is it the weather? Should I try to put another queen in?