Comb/Queen observation

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Eddy Honey, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    I've noticed that what I think is my best laying queen seems to be impatient and is laying eggs in comb that is not completely finished. What I mean is comb depth. The workers haven't made the cell walls as deep as the comb on the rest of the frame yet and I can see eggs and larvae in it already.

    Ed
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I have seen this before but only in newly captured swarms.
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    New swarms, packages, nucs installed into larger hives. Anytime she runs out of space and they are drawing more comb, she will lay in short, unfinished comb. It is normal.
     
  4. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    what Iddee said..

    + the queen is a sure enough layin' momma and 2 you likely have some kind of flow going.
     
  5. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Ok! This is my captured swarm hive from May so I'll let 'em bee and consider myself blessed to have a good laying queen!