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    I am a new beekeeper and my hive is struggling. I’m down to only a few hundred bees and I think that my queen may be laying only drones as all the brood cells have a convex appearance. Would it be possible for me to find someone willing to donate/sell a couple of frames of capped brood to give the hive a shot in the arm – or is that the wrong way to go?

    ceebs bailey

    Hard to tell without someone else doing an inspection with you and going over your notes. Do you need a mentor to come for a visit? What area are you in?


    Thank you very much for your response. Yesterday I spoke with the beekeeper who runs the class that I’ve been taking and he is attempting to find someone to come over, look at the hive (where he thinks I’ve got laying workers) and perhaps set me up with a late season nuc. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll get back on the HoneyLove bulletin board and attempt to find a local mentor (I’m located in Pacific Palisades.)

    Bogdan Claudiu

    forgotten carefully in the cell where the queen leaves the egg if the egg is in the center that means it is very good but if there are 2-3 eggs in the cell it is not good at all because that means chicken will not be 100% to be retained to have a normal way to division bees the queen has to deposit a single one and that exactly in the center of the cell if there are several eggs the queen does not put them and the result of accelerating eggs is not indicated to have an increase in bee implants.

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