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Offline ITstings

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requeen tbh
« on: March 26, 2009, 08:38:58 PM »
do you direct release queen ,when you re queen tbh

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Re: requeen tbh
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 09:08:06 PM »
When requeening you are in a different senario than installing a package in an empty hive.  You have comb and one of the concerns with installing a package and NOT doing a direct release is them drawing comb on the queen cage.  You also have the acceptance issue.  You need to remove the old queen and give them a few days to get used to the new queen.  I would do a candy cage release or make a push in cage.
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