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Mosquito 

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Went to do a Artificial Swarm today.
Moved the hive (left) and placed a new hive with foundation in old place(right).
But could I find the Queen!!!! NO!!!!
2 hours I looked for and even tryed shaking the bees thought a Q/E on top of the supers I moved to one side.
But still could not find her.
Yes there were eggs in the hive.
So just ended up putting the hive back together and leaving 1 Q/C in the right hive.

I did the this last year as I could not find her.
The hive did not build up well and dead in spring.

Good news, I put my 4th super on.:)
 

Polyanwood 

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Very impressed with the 4th super. Most of mine are just being annoying and filling the brood boxes with stores as if they are getting ready to swarm!!
 

hedgerow pete 

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i have decided to split my lot this year and for go the honey and next year when i have an outlet for it sorted again i will have 6 hives going. so i know what its like to look for her and not to find her, i let my newbee look for her the other day could not find her because i was folding her on the cover board, should have told her but i was to busy trying not to laugh
 

Mosquito 

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As the bees are builting up fast this year, you still should be get some honey.
My main flow starts in June for me.
This flow seems to be a bonus for me.
 

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