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Author Topic: How to place a queen/cage in a hive with foundationless frames  (Read 1310 times)
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« on: March 16, 2009, 02:08:12 PM »

Can someome tell me how to place the queen/cage in the hive with foundationless frames. Photos would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 02:17:33 PM »

Just like you would with frames with foundation.   I wouldn't leave the cage in too long otherwise they will build comb around it and you will have a mess.  You may even consider direct release to avoid bad comb issues.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 02:35:39 PM »

OK!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 08:45:35 PM »

>Can someome tell me how to place the queen/cage in the hive with foundationless frames.

Pop the cork on the non-candy end and put it in the bottom of the hive before she gets out and walk away.  Smiley  Or peel back the screen while holding it down in the hive facing the cluster...
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 01:49:33 AM »

Push a thumb tack in the bottom of the queen cage(not all they way through). Push the pin in the candy side. Take a paper clip and leave a J on the bottom. Make a T on the top. Wrap the J around the tack. Remove the cork on the candy side and make a small hole in the candy. Place the T between the two frames. So the cage is suspended. If any of the workers in the cage die they fall to the bottom so they don't block the entrance.

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