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Offline orvette1

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Found a queen what do I do?
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:50:34 PM »
   I was taking apart one of my dead hives. I found the queen, at least I think it is the queen from that hive. Should I introduce her to a queenless nuc? Or should I just throw her out?
   Here in Hawaii we can't order bees from any other state. So throwing her out hurts.
   If I introduce her to the nuc, how do I do it without a queen cage?

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Re: Found a queen what do I do?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 08:20:21 PM »
Make your own queen cage.

Roll up some screen wire, stuff a marshmellow in the end after putting the queen and some attendents in. Hang it between two frames.

It can even be so large that you need to use a regular size marshmellow. I'd cut it in half tho.

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