hive #1........swarm that was caught and building nicely, great brood pattern, queen laying faster than bees could bring in stores. 9 frames drawn out, looking good and progressing well. 6/4/13 Sold a five frame nuc out of this hive leaving me with 4 frames, one of which did have eggs on it to start a queen cell with. 6/7/13 Three days later we had five queen cells developing quite nicely. hive #2........swarm that was caught and building nicely, great brood pattern, queen laying faster than bees could bring in stores. 8 frames drawn out, looking good and progressing well. 6/9/13 sold five frame nuc out of this hive leaving me with 3 frames. 6/10/13 installed these three frames of bees into hive #1 hive #1 (now the combined hive of #1 and #2) 6/12/13 checked hive and all queen cells torn down, queenless! Question.....what would cause them to tear the queen cells down? My theory...pheromones from the frames of hive #2 still too strong and they thought they were queen right??? Your theory................................. 6/25/13 Did a two hive cut out on house. hive #3 Bees in the "bird box" (corner of the eave) had been sprayed and suffered many causalities but poison never made it to the combs, too high and entrance behind gutter. Very small thriving hive despite the stink of dead bees which was getting into the house :lol::thumbsup:. Five deep frames half full of brood, good looking queen and laying pattern. 7/2/13 did newspaper combine of hive #3 onto hive #1 to make them queen right. This poor queen was wanting to lay eggs so bad and searching for any empty cells. 7/6/13 pulled newspaper out and combined all frames together. What will I find next?????? For those of you wondering about the long times between the dates, well working 6 days a week and non stop rain will limit your timing.