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Author Topic: Re-Queening Mn. Hyg. Hives  (Read 869 times)
tedlemay
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« on: January 13, 2012, 08:59:31 PM »

If i were to re-queen my 2 mn. hyg. hives this season when would be the best time to do it? This spring or summer or fall. got these hives in june last year , they just didn't meet my expections. slow to build up.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 01:03:39 AM »

The best time to requeen a hive is in fall (august-september). The bees are more susceptible to accept a new queen when they sense that the winter is comming, they need to feel secure in this period. But if you have a beekeeping season ahead I assume you don't want to wait the fall to replace your unproductive queens.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 09:02:52 AM »

Queens are cheaper to buy after mid July.   Price goes down.   There is such a demand for spring queens.   Some also think you get better quality queens in summer.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 02:15:31 PM »

Thanks for the advise!!
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