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New to beekeeping pleas help - I can't see any eggs or brood in the hive


#1

hi there
iam a new to beekeeping and i have a question for you guys

what happens to the hive if the queen out of the hive or dead ?

becuas i have a hive but i dont see any eggs or brood in the hive


#2

Hi,
If this is the case, then your hive will die out. Do you have access to another hive where you can take a frame of eggs. Bees will create a new queen from 1-2 day old eggs.
Otherwise, starting ringing around beekeepers and get yourself a new queen. Many beekeepers regularly replace their queens in autumn or fall and so they may have a spare or old queen to give you.


#3

ok if i put a new queen in the hive so there will be two queens . is the bees will kill one of the queens and stay with the one queen ?

because i searched for the queen a couble weeks ago and i couldn’t find her


#4

If you attempt to introduce a new queen to one that has a queen, they will kill the new queen. A frame of eggs and brood will avoid this issue. If they are queenless they can raise a queen. If they are not queenless, then the existing queen can continue and get mated and start laying. Usually there is a virgin queen in there somewhere when you see no eggs or brood.


#5

thanks for the reply . so i dont need to get a new queen


#6

I can’t say if they NEED a queen, but giving them the resources to raise one would answer that question. If they need one they will start queen cells. If they don’t need a queen it won’t hurt anything. If they start cells, then the next issue is whether in your climate getting that queen mated well is likely. It’s getting a bit late in the year here, but she might here, in Nebraska. I don’t know about where you are.


#7

iam in saudi arabia and its summer for now but fall is near


#8

My guess is a queen could get mated any time of year there.