Odd find of the day

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by G3farms, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Was out looking at the bees this afternoon, I use old rubber roofing in front of the hives to keep the grass down, this also lets me see some of what is being thrown out the front door too. There laid a nice little queen cell with the cap removed and a small tiny hoe in the side of it like another queen had killed her. Then I see the little dead virgin queen laying there with a big wound in her side.

    Never had seen them just throw out a whole queen cell before.
     
  2. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Wow, that's amazing! You should have taken some pictures!
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Well now I have to go out in the dark with the flash light............be right back :p
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    well the boogie man did not get me :lol:

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    you can see the hole in the cell, right in the middle

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    right on her side you can see a wound

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  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Beautiful pics
     
  6. bamabww

    bamabww New Member

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    Very interesting photos. Thanks.
     
  7. tecumseh

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    I have never seen that either. quite unusual. thanks for taking that walk in the dark and thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Bens-Bees

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    Wow, nice find and pictures! That's one to put into a block of acrylic to keep!

    PS - The boogie-man is scared of bees. :lol:
     
  9. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    That's a virgin queen? so small!
     
  10. riverrat

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    interesting. I always figured they tore down the queen cells and used the wax in other areas. That little virgin must have really mad them mad to throw it all out the door.Thanks for sharing