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« on: April 29, 2013, 12:46:41 PM »

I am thinking about re queening all my hives. can someone explain to me the procedure?

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 03:36:51 PM »

Kill the old queen, wait a day, introduce new queens. Why do you want to replace?

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 04:55:05 PM »

Pretty much what hardwood said, but it might be wise to save the old queens for a couple days to make sure the new queens are accepted.
 The best question is, "why do you feel the need to?".
 I seen a guy on youtube kill a great laying queen, a solid brood pattern, because he bought a queen from a place in NY that was that was advertised as "mite resistant".
 Later videos showed him still treating for mites, along with other stuff that he didn't have.
 Good luck
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 11:11:11 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#requeening
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