How to tell when your hive is queenless over at Basic beekeeping by David & Sheri Burns is a very informative post containing various explanations as to why a hive might end up queenless, remedies, and probably the most valuable…time-lines. You can use them to determine what course of action is the most appropriate for your hive when you find yourself queenless.
When you find that your hive is queenless, it is important to know how long it has been without a queen. This will tell you how long you have to obtain a new queen. For example, if you see only…read more
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