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  Saturday, 01 October 2016
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Had two hives today show up with a limited amount of spotty brood and no sign of a queen in either. Is it too late to find a queen for them? How worried should I be?

Good amount of honey in each, along with bees, but I chose to feed them and added a pollen patty just to help.

Any recommendations on my next steps?

Thanks!
5 years ago
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#2274
Thanks Mike - I did a 2:1 sugar solution for now to hopefully beef them up quickly. I'll keep doing that!
5 years ago
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#2273
Feed them until they're up to winter weight, and leave them alone.

Queens shut down at this time of year...especially with the drought we're having.
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