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Offline yaser al khuja

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What are the ways in which use to put a new queen in the hive?
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Re: What are the ways in which use to put a new queen in the hive?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:46:09 PM »
making a push in cage out of hardware cloth is nice.  let the attendants out, put her on a comb with some open brood cells, put the cage over her, and once she starts laying she should be accepted.

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Re: What are the ways in which use to put a new queen in the hive?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 08:02:34 PM »
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#pushincage

here is some info on the push in cages.
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Re: What are the ways in which use to put a new queen in the hive?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 08:42:54 PM »
The push in cage is by far the most reliable (put over emerging brood).  A candy release from a cage with no attendants would be next and a candy release from a cage with the attendants still there is the simplest, but less reliable.
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