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Offline VolunteerK9

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Requeening with a Ruskie Question
« on: July 30, 2010, 05:21:08 PM »
I understand from searching around on here that introducing a Russian queen to an Italian hive may be a little more complicated but heres what I'm not understanding. After making the hive queenless and placing the new Russian queen cage in, am I supposed to tear into this hive every day prior to her release to make sure that no queen cells are being built ? It seems that the constant intrusion would only inhibit a peaceful introduction and not help it at all. What am I missing?

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Re: Requeening with a Ruskie Question
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 05:46:29 PM »
You really only have to check for queen cells once...I do it 10 days after removing the queen. You could check as soon as day 6 if you've already gotten your new queen. By day 6 there will be no more viable larvae for them to make a queen from, but be observant, they may just try to sneak an older larva in on you.

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