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Checked a hive two weeks ago. Lots of bees, but too many drones and no eggs or larva. Checked it again last weekend. Even more drones and no eggs or larva, so I added a frame of eggs. Checked that frame today for queen cells. SURPRISE! Instead of cells, I found eggs and new larva.
No signs of swarming. No signs of queen cells. Nothing to give a clue that anything happened other than a lost queen. Very sneaky, for sure.

They never cease to amaze me.
 

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Maybe she was away at a yoga retreat. Having thousands of babies would do that to you.

Sometimes I wonder what percentage of 'queenless' hives aren't!

I like it that bees can fool us sometimes! :D
 

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Maybe that's one of those things that works for others but has never worked for me. Kicking a queen back in gear by putting a frame in there like you did.
Now you got to get back to your cloake board to make some queens the hard way :) .
 

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Rast, I checked my cloake board today. There's eggs above the excluder. I've got to go through it tomorrow and see what is going on.
 

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Omie said:
Maybe she was away at a yoga retreat. Having thousands of babies would do that to you.

Sometimes I wonder what percentage of 'queenless' hives aren't!

I like it that bees can fool us sometimes! :D
I like that too! Yeah, she was probably away having a day of silence.
 
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