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Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:54:30 PM »
I have two hives that I want to requeen for next year, I would like to get a different breed of queen then the hive.  Can you do this????  Will they take a different breed of queen??   :?

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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 03:23:17 PM »
Yup!  There have been some minor reported issues with interracial requeenings, but it works fine most of the time.  It will be 3 weeks after requeening before you start seeing the new bees, and at least 6 wks before the old bees are gone.
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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 04:31:12 PM »
Its be legal since the 60's!! :) :) :)

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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 06:00:43 AM »
I've do it and it's interesting to see the two distinct colouring emerging from the same hive.
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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 07:24:53 AM »
cool, i plan on doing that this fall...  Thanks guys for the help

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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 03:41:04 PM »
I have only had hives for 3 years ,,,,,,  but what I understand is that ,,  the Italians  acept a new queen of another race better then most others....   was told thats why packages are Italian with a queen of what race of what you want ....   
was told ,,,  Russians are hardest to requeen with another race queen ...
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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 04:31:54 PM »
>Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?

Not a problem.

The only race issues in queen introduction is that other races are difficult to introduce Russian queens to.
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Re: Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 02:54:44 AM »
>Can i put a Carniolan Queen in a italian hive?

Not a problem.

The only race issues in queen introduction is that other races are difficult to introduce Russian queens to.


I introduced Russian queens to NWC bees last year without a problem.
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