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Author Topic: queen cell queation  (Read 1481 times)
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« on: June 11, 2005, 06:27:56 PM »

How long after a queen comes out of her cell that she leaves with a swarm?Does a queen mate before she swarms ?

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 06:29:21 PM »

The old queen normally leaves with the primary swarm.  She usually leaves before the new queen has emerged
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005, 01:52:04 PM »

Afterswarms (not the primary swarm) leave with a virgin.  She does NOT mate before they leave.  She does have to have two or three days to "harden" before she's toughed up enough for the trip.

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