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Re: Found queen cells today. Several on one frame.

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  • mdudley
    How many bodies and supers do you have on the hive? Mine which I started in April with a nuc has 2 deeps and 2 (was 3 before removing some honey) shallows.
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      How many bodies and supers do you have on the hive? Mine which I started in April with a nuc has 2 deeps and 2 (was 3 before removing some honey) shallows. If you do not have at least two deeps and a shallow, or 3 deeps, it sounds like they don't have sufficient room.

      Marshall

      --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, "redfsh3" <redfsh3@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Bee Family,
      >
      > I need your advise.
      >
      > I purchased a nuc back in April, that is reproducing very nicely. About 4 weeks ago, I added a honey super to give them some breathing room, in hopes that they would start storing some honey.
      >
      > During my inspection today, I found no activity in the honey super and several queen cells going on at the bottom of one frame, in the brood box. I found the queen who looks strong and is laying very well (nice pattern), so I'm not sure what was going on. I thought I gave them plenty of room.
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      > What do you think? Also, should I not expect much honey production this first year? Is this normal?
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      > Thanks so much.
      > Carrie in Central FL
      >
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