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Yarra_Valley
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« on: August 23, 2007, 08:55:46 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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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 07:15:07 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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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 08:28:03 PM »

Thanks MB, that's exactly what I wanted to hear Cheesy.
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