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« on: June 05, 2012, 11:54:26 AM »

Drama, drama, drama.

http://rurification.blogspot.com/2012/06/how-to-kill-queen.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 05:45:57 PM »

Good story,but you should have dropped her in a small jar of alcohol and used the alcohol for swarm lure.Should the need arise again?
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »

Great tip on the alcohol.  Will definitely do that next time.   
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »

Your blog is hysterical and this story was very funny indeed. Believe me I know how it feels to kill a queen and it made me feel so bad the time I did it.

Thanks for sharing

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 12:33:00 PM »

My first nuc had a Q with defective wings. Yea, good quality control by the queen/nuc producer. I took her away from the hive and squished her in the dirt and buried her. I thought I was going to be attacked for killing her.  grin
Now I know better. They could care less.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 05:41:38 PM »

Perhaps the wings were clipped? Some do that so they don't fly off.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 08:37:37 PM »

Perhaps the wings were clipped? Some do that so they don't fly off.

This was my first hive and I watched drone after drone with defective wing syndrome get dragged out of the hive. I had seen the Q the first week but she was always under other bees, another sign of a Q problem. I called the guy who sold me the nuc and he came to see what was wrong. When we found her I could see she had the same defective wings. The hive was full of drones and drone brood. It was not clipped wings.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 06:57:16 PM »

Good story,but you should have dropped her in a small jar of alcohol and used the alcohol for swarm lure.Should the need arise again?
how long will the scent from the Queen last in a jar with a lid and how much alcohol? thanks in advance
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 01:49:14 PM »

LOL!  Great post. 
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