I was out in the apiary today and checked on a nuc box that has been queenless for 3 weeks now. No new brood. No Queen. The hive is collecting plenty of pollen and nectar and making honey. The hive is very docile. But no queen.
I close the nuc back up and begin to check on the other hives in the apiary when I spot 3 hives down a Balling at the entrance. I walked over and dicovered a Queen balled by several honey bees. I collected the queen and moved her to the Queenless nuc. I put her directly in and she disapeared.
My question is will she make it in the queen less nuc or will she be killed for being an intruder? It was quick decision and partial desperation.
What does the forum think?
Thanks in advance.