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Not really what you want to find. :lol: :mrgreen: :oops:




Cut off a few cells and tossed them into a couple hives that I had put frames into to try and raise queens.
Made up a couple of nucs as well, left a virgin and 1 capped cell in the hive.
At one point I was closing the hinges on a couple cells cause the queens were emerging as I was making up the nucs!
What did I say about being a bad example?
 

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That is exactly what you are wanting to find when you have splits made up and ready to go.

Good looking veeerrry ripe cells.
 

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how can a beek not read a thread started by you, with this title perry :lol: !

perry says:
"What did I say about being a bad example?"

your 'bad example' is a good example perry, like iddee and g3 pointed out....make up for winter losses, and more bees!
great pix :thumbsup:
 

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OOOPS!!!!! I would say oops you put the frame in upside down and the bees had to build swarm cells upwards instead of downwards. The tundra division sure has a different way fo doing things than the lower 48:rolling:
 

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Who says we have it upside down? I count 17 cells on that frame. Our bees don't fool around up here and putting the frames in like that gets results! :rotfl: :lol:
 

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you should post what ever you did up in the how to make queens ,, so all of us can do it ,,, that is if you can ever think of how you did it ,, some thing like that only happens when you ,eather do not want it to happen ,,or you ask yourself now what the heck did I do
 

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Dumb question time........ When the queen cell is open downward is it already hatched?

AcmeBees<== Bad example in training
 

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When the bottom is opened in a circle....she has hatched out

When the side is ripped open......she did not make it out alive
 

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nice picture none the less which very nicely show where 'typical' swarm cells appear and number of cells that clearly differentiate swarming from superscedure.

given that some of the cells appear to have hatched I would assume the swarm and the old queen are now gone.
 

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nice picture none the less which very nicely show where 'typical' swarm cells appear and number of cells that clearly differentiate swarming from superscedure.

given that some of the cells appear to have hatched I would assume the swarm and the old queen are now gone.


You are correct sir. That is the downside of course. As soon as I spotted the cells after I had tilted the top box back I knew what had happened :sad: A shame too, given the pattern of brood on that frame indicating what it was I had just lost. At least I was able to increase with those genes (there is always a silver lining somewhere in the cloud if you look hard enough) :wink:
 
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