Friday, 2016, May 27 Pickup is CANCELLED due to tornado damage and flooding at our Navasota location. Power lines are down and roads are flooded. We will be in touch with a new pickup date as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding, and everybody stay safe. 

My hive just won’t accept a new queen! What am I doing wrong?

 

There are lots of reasons why a hive won’t accept a new queen.  Maybe your hive already has a queen, but she's just not laying eggs.  If so, you need to find her and kill her.  If you’re positive that your hive is queen-less, maybe the new queen has not been with the hive long enough when she is released out of her cage.  This could contribute to them rejecting her.  Sometimes when a hive has been queen-less for a while, a worker might start laying eggs.  Since workers do not mate, they do not lay fertile eggs and laying workers will eventually lead to the destruction of your hive.