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Offline Yarra_Valley

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commercial queens on natural cell
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:55:46 PM »
hi there,

I'm wondering if commercially available queens from the queen breeders around are fine on small smell. Having come from a larger cell colony I'm wondering if they lay ok in the smaller cells.

Thanks,
James.
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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: commercial queens on natural cell
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 08:15:07 AM »
>I'm wondering if commercially available queens from the queen breeders around are fine on small smell.

Yes, they do fine.

>Having come from a larger cell colony I'm wondering if they lay ok in the smaller cells.

The queens clearly prefer laying in small cell.
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Offline Yarra_Valley

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Re: commercial queens on natural cell
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 09:28:03 PM »
Thanks MB, that's exactly what I wanted to hear :D.
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