Have 3 hives to requeen. I’ve spend 2.5 days trying to fin the queens with no success. I’ve tried removing frame by frame to a plastic crate carefully examining each frame to & from. Failure. I tried basically sieving them through the queen excluder. Failure. I’ve tried removing the 2nd frame watching thre 3rd on removal & then the 2nd & so forth. Failure. I’ve lost 1 queen & attendants, 2nd is down to 1queen & 1 attendant & 3rd all good but its getting to the limit foer them as well.
I’m well aware an experience bee keeper could do the lot in an hour. I’m not 1.5v seasons into bees & all else has been a sucess but this exercise is a dismal failure.
Can someone soon help me befot the next 2 queens die out of frustration. Please. Please.