Moves causing supercedure?

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Adam Foster Collins and I moved 7 of my hives on the 26th of May. I went through them thoroughly yesterday and 3 of the 7 have superceded their queens. I found virgin queens in those 3 and in one I found a virgin in one box, heard piping coming from the other half and found 2 frames with queen cells that had all but hatched. As I was making up a nuc I was watching to see if they would emerge it was that close (I probably should have made up 2 nucs given the 2 frames with 2 cells on each).
    I am assuming (dangerous word) that the move had something to do with the simultaneous supercedures? Oh well, on the bright side I get an interuption of brood cycle for mite control (always looking for the bright side) :wink: :grin:
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    Interesting observation. If it was just one hive I would assume the queen was injured in the move. Unless you was engaged in a hive toss and run while loading or unloading. I would say injury wasnt the case.:thumbsup: