How long should the queen be outta the hive?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by jmblakeney, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    Just wanted to check and see how long the queen can be out of the hive? I am making a demo hive for school talks and such, and didn't know when the original hive would start to miss her and start new queen cells.
    thanks for any responses.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Put her back the same day and all will be fine.
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    As Iddee said same day and you will be fine. When queen is gone you will see a queen cell 24 to 48 hours later usually or this is what I have read
     
  4. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    I took a frame of bees with the queen and put them in a observation hive for the Fair booth. (for 2 days) When i returned her to the hive they balled her and killed her. I believe the hive knows they are queenless in a hour or two and after 24 to 48hrs her pheromone is all but forgotten. Jack
     
  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Good advice posted above!
     
  6. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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