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   And now the answer folks...

I've read many books but I don't recall any of them dealing with this exact problem on a newly installed package. What we have here is a unmated queen, she didn't take her maiden flight and mate with drones properly or at all. She is sterile. The only thing she can produce are drones. (Notice all the drone cells) The workers know there is a problem, they've tried to make supersede cells to replace her themselves, but a sterile queen isn't any help in this matter either. Left alone the workers will slowly die off and the hive will only be left with drones and the end is near if left without a knowledgeable beekeeper to save the day.  (The cool part of being a beekeeper) The repair- Remove the sterile queen, install a new queen ASAP, and leave them alone for a week before checking to see if they have accepted her. (They most likely will throw a party!) I would guess this could happen anytime you re-queen, not that common, but it can happen.  From what I understand the queen has a certain time frame that she can mate and this queen is past that point, this is why she doesn't do so now.

Technically the original queen should have been good, but not in this case, and it's beekeeper Tuff Luck. The sad part is that this hive isn't able to take full advantage of the spring honey flow, they are off to a slow start and hopefully the weather will allow them to catch up. It's early enough in the season that they should be able to recover and be ready for winter. It's always something.....

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