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Offline capt44

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Never seen or heard of this before.
« on: April 24, 2017, 11:01:00 AM »
Howdy,
 I had a man bring me several swarm cells to put in my incubator to care for them for later use.
8 out of 12 emerged and are doing fine BUT!
After 12 days I decided to open the remaining cells to see if the Queens were dead.
There was one capped cell that was normal length but was slightly larger in diameter.
When I opened it there was a fully developed Queen but she was head first down in the cell.
Now comes the weird part!
She had white paint on her Thorax!
It was the Queen I marked for him last year.
I have never seen this happen before.
I'm going to try and put on a couple of pictures.
Richard Vardaman (capt44)

Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: Never seen or heard of this before.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 12:56:45 PM »
Capt,
I think you are in trouble with the bee gods.
You just opened Queen Tuts tomb.  :cheesy:
Jim
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Offline capt44

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Re: Never seen or heard of this before.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 01:02:55 PM »
UH OH they gonna put a Hex on me.
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Re: Never seen or heard of this before.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 01:05:22 PM »
If your bees start dying, you will know why. :cheesy:
Jim
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Offline Anybrew2

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Re: Never seen or heard of this before.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 09:42:13 PM »
Thats just not right Bro! I'd need a Beer if I saw that.

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Re: Never seen or heard of this before.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 10:41:25 PM »
Jeeze, That wasn't a very good place to hide from the virgin.  Shoulda just swarmed.
Cheers
gww