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Offline jmblakeney

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Queen Bee Tincture
« on: January 24, 2013, 06:40:20 PM »
I have a bottle of tincture that I place mean or underachieving queens in.  I spread some around in baithives when setting them out. 

I had some hives die this winter and was wondering is it ok to put those queens in this tincture as well or is it just wasted time? 

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Re: Queen Bee Tincture
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 10:15:46 AM »
I probably won't hurt, but I think their pheromones have probably been dried out at this point...
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Re: Queen Bee Tincture
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 06:02:15 PM »
Thanks Michael.
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Re: Queen Bee Tincture
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 08:31:45 PM »
So that would be called a "tincture"? I just call it queen juice.  :-D

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