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Offline Dange

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Introducing a new queen
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:15:11 PM »
I have Italian bees right now.  I want a new queen because the current one isn't laying well.  My question is could I introduce a new breed once I get my current queen out of the hive?

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Re: Introducing a new queen
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 07:46:38 PM »
Yes you can.
I have done it many times, just make sure the colony is queenless a minimum of 12 hours before you try to put the new queen in. I always rub the old queen out on top of the brood frames and leave her there.
This way they know she has expired straight away.

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Re: Introducing a new queen
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 10:02:45 PM »
I'm thinking of sunkist cordovan from russel apiaries

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Re: Introducing a new queen
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 10:15:58 PM »
I have heard good reports on the sunkist queens, but I have yet to try them.

 

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