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paulh
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« on: June 26, 2009, 04:23:42 PM »

I have a trap-out going, maybe week six now, that did not raise a new queen. 

I have a laying worker and I have a new Russian queen I'd like to give them. 

What will give me my best chances for success?
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 05:03:17 PM »

As long as a laying worker is present, it is unlikely that the new queen will be accepted.

There's a lot of info out there.... do a search for "laying worker" and you'll get all kinds of material.

Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 09:57:33 PM »


http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/downloads/beekeeping/QueenIntroFrame.pdf


So far it is 2 for 2 (actually I think there are a couple of more successes form folks that built their own)

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,23161.0.html
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,17867.0.html
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 09:04:24 AM »



Hey!  That's pretty neat!  I've read that push-in cages have high acceptance rates durring a "normal" re-queening, but I can see where those could have problems in this situation.   

Thanks for the info, Robo. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 10:27:08 PM »

OK, I built one of these this morning and installed it this afternoon along with a baggie feeder.

Can it go 3 for 3?  I'll let you know in a few weeks!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 05:18:14 PM »

Give them a frame of open brood a week before introducing a queen.  Once a week for three weeks is even better odds.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 01:40:52 AM »

On Saturday, 15 days post-install, I brought a second baggie of feed and a frame of brood to check on the trap-out, laying-worker, queen intoroduction colony.  My heart sank when I saw all the dead bees in introduction frame.   I immediately denied any bess could get in and looked at the stapled seams.  Turns out that alll dead were the original attendants and the queen was still ALIVE!!! 

I popped the cork off the introducton frame, installed the frame of brood two frames over, and filled the baggie feeder with a quart of syrup.   All nice and quick like.  Wish the girls luck!h
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 10:16:57 AM »

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