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Offline AllenF

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Re: I'm tempted to start cutting into walls and trees for bees
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2010, 09:00:31 PM »
When you install your queen, put a GPS collar on her, that way you should be able to tell which frame she is on from the start.   JP never tells you that in the videos.   A lot of time when they find the queen, it is a trick, done with smoke and mirrors.    You can also send her off for training, so that she will come to you when you call her.    :-D

Really, After a while, they do just pop up and you can start to expect the queen in certain locations.  On the frames, she is normally faced by a circle of workers.   It just takes time, and it is much easier in the early spring with not as many bees in the hive.

 

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