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Offline Shawn

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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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Re: How to place a queen/cage in a hive with foundationless frames
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 03:17:33 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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Re: How to place a queen/cage in a hive with foundationless frames
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 03:35:39 PM »
OK!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2009, 09:14:04 PM by Shawn »

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Re: How to place a queen/cage in a hive with foundationless frames
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 09:45:35 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.  :)  Or peel back the screen while holding it down in the hive facing the cluster...
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Re: How to place a queen/cage in a hive with foundationless frames
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 02:49:33 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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