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Offline Pillpeddler

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Newbee Blunder- Requeening
« on: July 27, 2010, 05:20:06 PM »
I just found out the hard way that when you are using a queen cage to requeen your hive, make sure that you get the frame adjacent it good and snug.  Otherwise the cage pops open and the new queen is toast. :(   I saw a queen cell already started dont know if I should try to requeen again or take my chances on potluck.

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Offline VolunteerK9

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Re: Newbee Blunder- Requeening
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 02:54:10 PM »
Doesnt learning the hard way suck?  :-D

I can say this, cuz this is typically how I receive my formal beekeeping education.

Offline Pillpeddler

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Re: Newbee Blunder- Requeening
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 02:12:46 PM »
Ain't it the truth...  new queen should be in the mail Monday, Lord only knows what I'll run into by then.  Probably another educational opportunity :-\

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Re: Newbee Blunder- Requeening
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 02:58:54 PM »
what kind of queen cage pops open?  did you find a dead queen? 
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