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tramp 

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Hi folks

My name is Chris and after months of reading some excellent comments its time for my first post. Guess what; it's a begging letter.

My Queen failed. There was a supersede but she did not return, so now my colony is Queen-less and I am urgently in need of a replacement queen.

The colony is very strong but I'm thinking its probably too late in the year to give it a frame of eggs.

The type of queen I am looking for is mongrel with a good temperament. If anybody one can help please contact me.

:cheers2:
 

iball 

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Are you absolutely certain that you're queenless?

Can you put a frame of brood from your other hive in the Q- hive to check. It may be a little late to rear and mate a queen but she may just be hiding!!

If all else fails and you can't requeen you'll be able to combine with your other hive and have a strong colony to overwinter.

There were some queens on ******** a few days ago.

Good luck

Ian
 

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If you cant get another queen then unite with your other colony
 

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Quite how anyone can tell that there isn't a queen in their hive without a test frame is beyond me. Surely it is verving on the impossible. Even if you put every bee through a queen excluder, there might still be a queen that is small enough to pass through.
 

oliver90owner 

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Quite how anyone can tell that there isn't a queen in their hive without a test frame....

:iagree:

Perhaps not the 'beyond me' bit.

I reckon I could be pretty damn sure. If it was a small colony and I was knowing all the facts. Or maybe with a marked queen!

Obviously niether of these are, or should be, applicable here - and a new beek? A simple test frame is the standard route. That is why a lot of us recommend starting with two colonies.:banghead: What you do then is another matter. There are options.

Look how many posts there have been recently where a 'phantom' queen has started laying before the newly ordered replacement has arrived.

RAB

PS welcome to the forum, even if you have been a member for nearly a year.
 

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