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    Agression - nature or nuture?

    One of my hives has been queenless for around six weeks following a missed swarm early in the year. The QCs were cut down to one, no eggs two weeks after expected hatching and they subsequently raised queen cells from the first test frame I put in (eggs only). During the intervening time they...
  2. J

    Chronic Q- hive: queen cell, virgin or mated

    I have one hives which for various reasons have been queenless for about six weeks. Part of the reason is that they have become so aggressive that I am genuinely delaying dealing with them so that their numbers are decreased. I'd rather not lose them entirely and would like to requeen them and...