Just wanted to drop a 'thank you' to Irwin and Robo for posting and publicizing the information about constructing the 'Queen Intro Frame'.
I have a split that has been just mean as anything when it came to getting a queen into it. First, I tried to let it make its own queen - that failed. Two dead purchased queens later (tried an intro cage and hanging the queen cage, both failed - found empty cages, but no queens), I was resigned to letting it go or recombining it with another hive - but I stumbled into the Queen Intro Frame. I put it together and had an extra, banked queen. She is in there now and all seems to be well. I will update when I check in two weeks.
Point being - you guys gave me another option and I appreciate it.
Sounds interesting, how about a link to the information?