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Offline chickenwing654

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multiple eggs in cells
« on: April 17, 2017, 07:04:24 AM »
Hi,

I check my over wintered  mass hive yesterday.   Found queen started laying about 10 days ago according the the  brood in the cells.  I found that she is laying two eggs in bottom of the cells though.   They are two in a  cell and at the bottom of the cell.   I found the queen so she  is present.
I believe  she is italian.

Is this just because she is just starting out for  the year, or should I be thinking of requeening?

thanks
tazz


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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 07:53:13 AM »
She has likely been replaced and the queen you found is laying for the first time. Give her a week and all should be well.
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Offline chickenwing654

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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 08:28:04 PM »
Hi,

No this is the old queen.  She is marked from last year.

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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 01:04:11 PM »
The real key is where are the eggs being laid. You pointed out that they are on the bottom of the cell. Unless the cells are short, only the queen can lay in the bottom of the cell. Give her time, she will probable be a very productive queen.
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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 01:43:43 PM »
Is there plenty of empty cells for her to lay in?
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Hi,

Thanks for the replies.  She was a good laying queen last year.  I will give her a little time more to get her act together.  Yes she has plenty of empty cells to lay in.  I will recheck the hive this weekend to see if she got her act together.

Thanks
David

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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 08:19:20 PM »
Maybe a supercedure and there are two queens present.  I would assume there are cells with only one egg in it so there is no emergency.
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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 12:43:25 AM »
Having 2 eggs in one cell is not a problem. The bees will remove one before they hatch.
I agree, sounds like you have a mother and daughter. I would just leave them bee.
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Re: multiple eggs in cells
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 06:26:27 PM »
>The bees will remove one before they hatch.

Or just after they hatch...
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