use Michael Palmer's method.
Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do.
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.