Queens are out, now what?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Ed_C, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Ed_C

    Ed_C New Member

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    I put the bees and caged queens in two new hives last Saturday with an empty super on top with a gallon can of sugar water for feed. Weather was cool this week (20's - 60's) but they were out and about a bit. This morning there are only a few dead bees outside the hives. I opened the hives up and verified that the queens were released and there's lots of activity. Some comb building has started. Should I be looking for evidence of sealed comb yet?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    No sealed brood or honey this soon, but you should have a few eggs.
    Sealed brood should be seen about 10 days from today.
     

  3. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Now what?

    Scan those bee mags and order two new hives....;)

    Make sure you continue to feed them.