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Hemlock
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« on: June 28, 2010, 09:50:59 AM »

I've read that placing the queen cage near emerging brood helps acceptance.  Are there any other hints I should use?
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 11:20:59 AM »

Before we were banned from buying any new queens here in Hawaii, I just pushed the queen cage in the bottom of the hive through the entrance. Or sometimes I took out a frame, dropped the queen cage in the bottom, put back the frame. The came back in a few days to see if everything worked like it should. I never had any problems.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 05:16:15 PM »

orvette 1; why are you banned from buying queens?
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 07:44:15 AM »

Have they stopped the moving of bees around Honolulu to isolate the mites?   
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