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Offline shaux

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Sharing Frames
« on: May 13, 2009, 12:36:10 PM »
The Bix and I have got another package coming in next week.  Call this #2.  My plan was to steal a frame of capped brood from the hive (#1) that we just started a couple weeks ago.  This frame has the scent of the queen from the original hive (#1) on it....now when it's placed in with the new package (#2) does this make it have the same scent as the hive sitting 3 feet from it? And what stops #1 from going into #2 and wrecking havoc?

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Re: Sharing Frames
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 01:07:32 PM »
Just shake of the bees and you'll be fine.
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Re: Sharing Frames
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 05:02:53 PM »
The scent you're talking about is the pheromone of the queen that is shared with the workers, removing the workers removes the pheromone.
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Re: Sharing Frames
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 05:35:41 PM »
Ok from what I understood the pheromones were on the workers and the wax.  Thanks for clearing that up

 

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