[ocba] Queens not released
jim at musson.org
Thu May 3 17:51:16 EDT 2012
I installed a package on Saturday, yesterday evening my queen was still
in her box and a lot of wax was left so I removed the fiberglass mesh
and put the box back in the hive.
I hung the box between 2 frames (I took one out) using a couple of thin
nails. You may want to try that method next time so it doesn't get
I wouldn't worry about the foundation getting messed up you can easily
replace it or you can just leave it with a hole in it.
Can't comment on what to do about the queen cell.
I'm north of Hillsborough or I would offer to help.
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[mailto:ocba-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Cheryl Kozel
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 17:38
To: ocba at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [ocba] Queens not released
I am a new beekeeper. I installed 2 packages on saturday. As of today
neither one of my quees has been released. What should I do?
Also, both queen cages are imbedded in the foundation. If I taken them
off, it will tear up the foundation. One hive has lots of comb and has
pollen and nectar. This hive looks like it has a queen cell in the
middle of a frame.
Any help would be appreciated.
Would also appreciate a mentor or guide. I live off the Old Greensboro
Road outside Carrboro.
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