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rippa700 

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I am new to the forum. Just opened my hive to find my queen is a drone layer. The colony is strong. Does anyone know if it's possible to get a mated queen (possibly last years) so early in the season? Please....
 

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Sorry to say Rippa, very unlikely.

"My Hive"? Have you but the one? If not then unite with newspaper to a Queenright one.

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IO do have but one - just started last spring and was so pleased to see them buzzing hapily last week, then so disappointed when I opened it up and saw drone only laying (I had an expert with me - that wasn't my judgement).
 

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Sorry to hear that Rippa,with just the one hive I would say its time to order a nuc.

Do you have a beekeeper friend who lives close to you with a frame of brood they could spare ?
 

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Are the drone eggs being layed by a drone laying queen, or laying workers ?
If the latter, requeening could be a problem .
John
 

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