>Pull the cork out of the non candy end. Put your finger over the hole. When an attendant crawls down the tunnel...
Three hours later...
> let her out put your finger back over the hole.
While the queen decides to make a mad dash and you don't want to squish her...
> When there are no attendants left put the cork back in. Pull the cork off the candy end and install.
I've done it and I've made it work, but it's too tedious for me.
>Robo I have heard of the veil trick. I think that they take the attendants out before they put the veil on though.
>This guy told me about letting the attendants out he does a lot of direct releasing.
I've done it, especially if it's an outyard and I won't get back for a while.
> Dan states that it is as effective as letting the workers get the queen out
I wouldn't say that, but it works well more than half the time assuming they've been queenless at least two hours and preferably overnight. But in an outyard I often do the two hours. Dequeen. Take a nice long break and install the new queens running them in with some smoke to cover their scent.
> and of course she gets to work just that much faster.