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Offline sc-bee

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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2008, 02:06:23 PM »
Is this #8 wire --- what size do you need. I know they can get through (workers) #5. Is #6 small enough for a push in cage?
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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2008, 03:18:15 PM »
i used #8. #6 may be too big. #7 would probably be OK.

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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2008, 06:06:51 PM »
Sorry about the fuzzy pic's all I have is a web cam. RDY-B there was no comb inside Don't know about the screen size but is small it's the same size as my hood.
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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2008, 08:00:48 PM »
YEA YEA know i see it  :) thats the palm of your hand -i gueese if you build it with a small piece of comb in there then you could never get the queen out off from the comb without taking it apart-glad that you are up and running RDY-B

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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2009, 02:26:52 PM »
(I found this page referred in another laying worker post and this seemed the better place to follow up)
just out of curiosity, - what happens to the laying worker(s)?
are they ejected from the hive?
do they return to their role of scout, forager, gatherer etc. etc.?
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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2009, 02:30:50 PM »
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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2009, 03:29:31 PM »
IF you caged the queen underneath #8 wire on an empty comb laying eggs, in a laying worker, broodless colony, would this not create a problem before two weeks because the brood could not be feed without moving the cage to another location for the worker bees to have access? I understand if you have brood to place it over the workers may emerge and attend the queen etc.
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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2009, 05:30:46 PM »
Wow- I have never heard of this. It's wonderful to know. :)

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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2009, 06:22:38 PM »
sc-bee, If I understand your question correctly, you are thinking there is comb in the cage. There is not, just a larger cage for the queen to move around in until you release her. You remove one frame and drop this in. I made one "just in case" and used it one time for a new queen introduction just playing around with it. When I lifted it out, you could tell the bees on the outside were feeding her instead of biting at her.
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Re: Robo saves the day
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2009, 11:05:03 PM »
>yep but i still like the idea of the queen laying to gan acceptance- cool  RDY-B

>sc-bee, If I understand your question correctly, you are thinking there is comb in the cage. There is not, just a larger cage for the queen to move around in until you release her. You remove one frame and drop this in.

Someone mentioned putting her on comb to lay eggs ---- was wondering about eggs hatching and not being able to be accessed by workers. Guess it would have to be over brood?
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