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16914Re: A Beekeeping Question! Requeening a laying worker hive

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  • Bill
    Feb 10, 2013
      TONS of activity inside and outside the hive today, one of our warmest days of the year. PaYing close attention for several minutes I witnessed a great deal of bees returning with full pollen sacks. The spring bloom is starting early this year with stands of mustard in early blossom.

      I also noticed a variety of rosemary, which grows like a weed here and is used extensively for landscaping, was also in bloom and the thicket was thick with foraging honeybees.

      I think it's clear that with the activity I witnessed today that there's a queen inside that hive box and she is indeed "getting busy."

      --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, Mike S wrote:
      > >>>    Unlike foragers, that laying worker has only been out of the hive one time.
      > I'm not sure that I agree with the above statement.  I have heard of no study citing the above fact that a laying worker has only been out of the hive one time.  What is the source of this statement?  I'm not saying it's wrong.  I just question the validity.
      > Mike in LA
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