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Offline Kirk-o

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queen cell queation
« on: June 11, 2005, 07:27:56 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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Offline thegolfpsycho

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 07:29:21 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, 02:52:04 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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