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Offline jason58104

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laying worker colony requeened
« on: July 03, 2008, 10:41:15 PM »
I have gotten a laying worker colony to accept a ripe queen cell by giving them frames of brood in all stages 2 weeks before giving them a queen cell.   Was I just lucky, or has any one else used a similar method with any good results?

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: laying worker colony requeened
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 05:20:58 PM »
That's a good method.  The open brood suppresses the laying workers.
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