I have this situation:
I have 2 hives ,with sealed broos,but no queens or eggs. One has a intercaste
queen. I also have 2 --3 frame nucs with queens that started laying
yesterday. To unite,I propose to do this: I will take the 2 frames with the young queens from the nuics and keep them seperate for a few minutes. Then I think I'll shake all the bees together,spray them with sugar water and
put them all back in the hives. THEN I'll take the frame with the queen,spray it,and put that in the hive. You think that'll work for a fast introduction?
The season is getting shorter that's why the hurry.
And also,how did the intercast queen came about?
Hope you'll help me fast. Thanks.
Greetings from Alberta