slimmed down for the swarm

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    when I went up to the new yard yesterday, I put 2 more frames of drawn comb in the box with the swarm from the block holding up my hive stands, I saw the queen for the 2nd time and she is a big fatty, not like what she was when I got the swarm 4 days ago, saturday morning when I put them in the box I saw her and thought she was a virgin queen, heck of a diet they put her on to have her swarm but just as amazed to see how fast she puts the weight back on, bees are a wondrous bug.
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    you may have saw a virgin queen and missed the other. Its is possible to have a mother, daughter queens in a hive. Most people once they find the first queen quit looking so others will go unnoticed.
     

  3. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    its not a hive it was a small swarm that showed up at 1 of my yards , its about 2 frames of bees and I looked over both frames real well, 1 of the drawn comb thats in the box has 1 side all loaded with egg so at least 1 of them is laying well if there are 2 of them.