8941Re: [beekeeping] Re: Queen death in a hive
- Oct 1 5:09 AMSometimes, things just don't go according to plan. Maybe there weren't
any suitable larvae available, quite possible if the old queen was
failing and/or had shut down for some reason; Or, they did raise a few
queens but they killed each other before mating; or they did raise a
queen but the weather didn't cooperate and she never mated and became a
drone layer (dunno, I wasn't paying attention to the thread, sorry); Or,
she did mate but never made it back to the hive for some reason.
Mike Stoops wrote:
> */Michael Kelly <miteke@...>/* wrote:
> > ---- Michael Kelly <miteke@...> wrote:
> > > My guess is that the queen died.
> In most colonies, when the queen dies, the colony will raise a new queen
> from one to three day old larvae. If this didn't happen in your colony,
> then something definately was wrong with the colony.
> Mike in LA
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