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    susan rudnicki

    Michael Bush <>
    11:41 AM (15 minutes ago)

    to me
    I have seen it with queenless hives especially when they went laying
    worker. I think the pheromones are all messed up and the myth that they
    won’t gather pollen if they don’t have a queen is obviously not true if
    you’ve seen this. But gathering pollen was not the cause of their
    problem. Queenlessness was. Certainly anytime the queen has no where
    to lay (when they are queenright) that is not a good situation and can
    lead to swarming, but I have not seen that happen when there was a


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Been beekeeping almost 5 years now. Have 27 hives,(2 client hives) I work with the City of Manhattan Beach, re-homing bees in conflict with citizens. Allowed to keep bees at the Public Works yard (19 hives) in exchange for this work. I do many presentations for HoneyLove, teach bee students, rescue bees and sell honey.


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