Two Queens

RjantzAugust 3, 2011

Two weeks ago I checked my hive and found a new queen,I didn't see myy old queen at the time. I assumed that there was a swarm that I missed. Today, two weeks later I checked the hive and found the old queen (which was marked) and the new queen walking around on the same frame. I didn't notice any drones in the hive. Is it time to split the hive or let them figure it out themselves. I live in central Florida so there would be plenty of time for the new colony to build itself up.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I would leave it alone and not split....unless you have spare time on hand, then you can see who is doing what, one queen might not do so good and then you have to combine.
How was the brood pattern?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 12:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Bees try to keep the queens apart until the old one gathers a swarm and leaves. This is a natural action.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 6:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

kill the old one, off with her head.. put another deep on top and let er rip.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 10:40PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bee Hive for Black Bees
We have a large bee hive that was created this summer...
First year raising Mason Bees...some advice if you please
So A buddy and I split an order of Mason Bees from...
Caucasian queens
I'm trying to line up some queens for next year.....I...
Who am I?
Anybody know what this is? Is it a carpenter bee?
Colony Collapse Disorder
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I was just forwarded...
Sponsored Products
BL9 Pendant
Design Within Reach
Duvet Cover Twill by Susie Kunzelman - Mermaid Aqua
$149.00 | DiaNoche
Pair Of Angle Valves With Bendable Copper Pipe
Set of Two Brown Orange Displays
$139.00 | FRONTGATE
Apple Cider Glazed Carrots
$66.00 | Horchow
Copeland Furniture | Monterey Four-Drawer Dresser + TV Organizer
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™