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Offline Hemlock

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Introducing new queen
« on: June 28, 2010, 10:50:59 AM »
I've read that placing the queen cage near emerging brood helps acceptance.  Are there any other hints I should use?

Offline orvette1

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Re: Introducing new queen
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 12:20:59 PM »
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.

Offline fish_stix

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Re: Introducing new queen
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 06:16:15 PM »
orvette 1; why are you banned from buying queens?

Offline AllenF

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Re: Introducing new queen
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 08:44:15 AM »
Have they stopped the moving of bees around Honolulu to isolate the mites?