Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 22, 2014, 01:54:23 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: requeening question  (Read 551 times)
House Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 212

Location: Hickory, North Carolina

« on: April 02, 2011, 02:17:34 PM »

   I was wondering if I want to requeen can I kill th queen and put in a ripe queen cell, or will they just start making a emergency queen cells? It seems easier than makeing a nuc and introducing the queen later.

Super Bee
Offline Offline

Posts: 1681

Location: North Carolina

« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 05:02:05 PM »

Of course, it depends on which queen line you want to propagate.  If you were happy with the genetics of the old queen, then you could just dispose of the queen and let them raise a new one.

If you want the genes from the queen cells you have, squish the queen and put them in.  That will save some time and get the brood production process back on track quicker.  You might want to put that dead queen in a small bottle of alcohol so you will have some queen pheromone to use in swarm catching.  

Queen pheromone from the cell(s) you add may prevent them from starting emergency cells, but if they do, your queen cells will have a head start and will dispose of the competition.

"You never can tell with bees."  --  Winnie-the-Pooh
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.139 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page October 15, 2014, 11:42:47 AM