Laying Workers No More

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Mama Beek, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    Yippppeeeee :Dancing: I guess the third time was the charm. We had a hive of very stubborn laying workers and per Iddee's suggestion we put in a frame of eggs to see if they would raise a queen..... we ended up doing this 3 times. We looked in on them a little over a week ago and I was disappointed to see no worker brood again, but figured we'd give them one more chance.

    Look in today and see a very pretty young queen taking her job of straightening those bees out seriously. She's got 3 full frames of worker brood and is steadily going from cell to cell making sure to fill each one with a nice new egg! :D :yahoo:
     
  2. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Congratulations! :thumbsup:

    Walt
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    glad to hear they finally lined themselves out.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    WHAT!!! Ya mean I finally got sumpin' right??

    Congrats. How many hives do you have now?
     
  5. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    We have 7 very active hives that are all busy making PURPLE HONEY!!! :Dancing: We haven't lost any, even with the two that looked so bad off a little while back! Ain't that somethin else :thumbsup:
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Attention, dedication, desire..... Wins every time. Good going...
     
  7. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    That is great. Gives me hope with the one i have that puts 3 to 6 eggs in the queen cells they made.

    :mrgreen: Al