use Michael Palmer's method.
Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. :roll:
yes, you can quote me out of context in order to find something to disagree with...although i'm not sure what that accomplishes other than raising your post count.
i never told anyone to use michael palmer's method...and since i doubt you have ever picked up a queen with your bare hands, i would not recommend this for you.
what i said was that if you want to remove the attendants, use michael palmer's method. jack (brooksbeefarm) had expressed concern about losing the queen while releasing the attendants, and i posted a video of how to minimize the risk.
beekeepers do things all different ways. michael raises and introduces a lot of queens every year. whether or not you agree with his methods, they are proven sound over a long period of time...someone to pay attention to. a non-migratory commercial beekeeper who is successful by any standard.