Will a trapout alway or most of the time re-queen themselves

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by onehorse, May 31, 2010.

  1. onehorse

    onehorse New Member

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    We started a trapout a couple of weeks ago. Mechanic's shop, concrete block wall, 1 entrance, about 10' off the ground, about as good as you are going to get to learn how to do trap-outs. So we took a very light hive from a cutout we did in mid-March as the trap hive, queen was there, but not a lot of bees, and I assumed that the low bee count was the reason that they were building up slowly, just not enough bees to keep brood warm. We just brought that hive back and replaced it with another light hive from a spring swarm. I was a little surprised to find a very young, probably virgin, queen in the first trap hive. Is that normal for them to re-queen on a mass increase in bees from a trapout?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Re: Will a trapout alway or most of the time re-queen themse

    I've only used a live queen once. I just brought the full hive in without looking for the queen. It prospered. I can't answer your question.