What to do about a queenless hive

What do you do when you don’t see evidence of a queen in your hive? Whether you smashed her during an inspection or something just happened to her, what are your options? This is a new package that ended up queenless as evidenced by no larvae or brood. Kirk walks through options, and decides to add a couple of frames from another hive. Make sure one of those frames has eggs and very young larvae (under 3 days old) on it so they can raise a queen. He’s going to add a frame of capped brood as well to give this colony a little more work force to take care of a new queen.

 

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