Tag Archives: Queen Bee

The Importance of Queens

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Eggs and Larvae Hallelujah!  This is Déjà vu.  Didn’t I write this just a few weeks ago?  Our latest new queen has now integrated into the hive successfully and has started laying eggs.  What a relief.  Our bee population is … Continue reading

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New Queen, False Queen

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No eggs, no larvae, no queen.  That is how we found the hive upon our last inspection.  The hive cannot survive without a queen and this is a critical time.  With the nectar drying up, hives are now getting ready for … Continue reading

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Eggs and Larvae – Hallelujah!

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After finding our new queen bee in the last inspection, but no eggs and larvae, we decided to be patient and give her more time.  We inspected the hive today and found what the hive desperately needed: eggs and larvae.  … Continue reading

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A New Queen – July 24

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Our last inspection exposed that we had a hive without a queen.  We left two queen cells hoping that at least one would make it into a queen for the hive.  We checked our hive again, looking for a queen, looking … Continue reading

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Where’s the Queen? – July 11

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We were excited to open up the hive again to see how the bees were taking to our new frames and also to look for eggs with renewed vigor.  What we found surprised us. Looking for eggs:  We aggressively and … Continue reading

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