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  1. robin

    Would a queen continue to develop outside the cell

    ah ha an almost helpful reply If you read the initial question WOULD A QUEEN CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OUTSIDE THE CELL the other two are not really the questions, just asking if someone could validate the observation I posted the question to see if some KIND HELPFULL EXPERIENCED beekeeper could...
  2. robin

    Would a queen continue to develop outside the cell

    I have discovered there are lots of little sayings rooftops - cheers for that it is mainly curiosity, and if someone 'knows' the anwser then that is all I am asking for - hopefully in a nice and polite manner, I just don't apprieciate unhelpfull comments yes nature is there for a reason, but...
  3. robin

    Would a queen continue to develop outside the cell

    hmmm OLIVER90OWNER well that was a very usefull anwser, thank you for that amazing contribution to a curious mind possibly - just possibly, they continue to develop in the cell due to being in a delicate condition and ( I don't know if you have noticed but bees climb all over each other) and...
  4. robin

    Would a queen continue to develop outside the cell

    wassat no one has a view on this! I removed a queen from her cell put her in a jam jar in the airing cupboard she died but did continue to develop, I don't know if she died due to lack of food, or cos she was not in the cell any one got a good book to refer I have read a guide to bees and...
  5. robin

    Who can give me some places to buy a good queen from

    cheers for that will find him on here
  6. robin

    Who can give me some places to buy a good queen from

    as it says really, any recomendations ideally down somerset way would be good so that I could pick up quickly if needed thanks Robin
  7. robin

    Would a queen continue to develop outside the cell

    Hi I a curious, if you remove a queen cell and open it up a few days earlier while the queen is in pupae, she is no longer eating? does being in a cell keep her moist? Robin
  8. robin

    Whats do people think about taking drawn brood (with no eggs) and giving to a nuc

    that is a good idea I had not thought to test that my main hive is still eggless, am hoping to check today if warm enough but I think I will do that
  9. robin

    Whats do people think about taking drawn brood (with no eggs) and giving to a nuc

    hi cheers for the reply I am not adding sealed brood the story of what happend is in another thread, but currently I have a 2 hives, one a little bigger than 4 frames, but has a queen laying, my 'main' hive has a queen on the way and a few frames of empty drawn comb, I have taken a frame from...
  10. robin

    Whats do people think about taking drawn brood (with no eggs) and giving to a nuc

    Hi have had a fun time, I had 1 hive, caused the queen to be killed, mistook emergency cells for swarm cells, so split, have seen the queen in the nuc and she is doing a good job, have not seen a queen or evidence (eggs) of a queen yet and am thinking of 'stealing a frame of drawn brood to...
  11. robin

    Do bees continue to gather nectar if there is no queen

    as the title says really I understand that with no queen = no new bees = no foragers = no honey but do the bees actually stop working if there is no queen Cheers Robin
  12. robin

    killed queen accidently - got new frame with eggs- lots of queen cells - what next

    have updated my details to be more informative I am in somerset, near the city of Wells
  13. robin

    killed queen accidently - got new frame with eggs- lots of queen cells - what next

    no problem for asking I was intending on keeping a couple - for the experiment so would not be 'all those' and then I am not sure maybe talk to some local beeks and see if I can get a frame or so from a couple to build up a 3rd hive from a 'spare' queen maybe see if anyone in my club is in need
  14. robin

    killed queen accidently - got new frame with eggs- lots of queen cells - what next

    cheers guys Instead of killing off I will remove and try hatching in a controlled environment - nothing tried nothing gained cheers guys
  15. robin

    killed queen accidently - got new frame with eggs- lots of queen cells - what next

    that is true, but what with it being my first hive, I really wanted to have the best possible out come, hopefully this way I will get two (fingers crossed) strong colonies out of it am hoping for a warm day tomorrow so that I can clear out most of the 'unwanted' queen cells rather than kill...
  16. robin

    killed queen accidently - got new frame with eggs- lots of queen cells - what next

    Thanks you for the response garethbryson guys I personally do not feel that I have missed the point, if bees make an emergency queen then they use larvae that could be older than 3 / 4 days hatched,, which can reduce the quality of the queens laying ability yes all bees are 'layed' the same...
  17. robin

    killed queen accidently - got new frame with eggs- lots of queen cells - what next

    ok I had a lovely queen doing a fantastic job, I found her , marked her, and 2 days later discover a load of queen cells, so I create a nuc, remove all queen cells in my main (only) hive and leave for 4 days 4 days later, check nuc - no eggs but queen cell coming on nicely with a couple in...
  18. robin

    new to beekeeping an am wondering about forced increase(fake queen generation)

    your responses cheers for the input when I say laying in every available cell, I mean she is not leaving gaps in her laying and is very thorough cheers guys Robin
  19. robin

    new to beekeeping an am wondering about forced increase(fake queen generation)

    Hi I got my first hive this year and the queen seems to be fantastic, laying in every cell in the lay area (obviously some cells used for honey etc), only skipping the ones with wire in, my question is this can I just 'take' a frame of brood with and brush some nurse bees in with it, and then a...
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