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Queen Bee
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« on: May 29, 2013, 06:25:46 AM »

I have noticed that all of the virgin queens I find during inspections are acting like they are scared. You know fast moving and hide well. Mated and established queens move slowly and deliberately across the comb. Is this normal?

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 08:04:43 AM »

I have heard that before.

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Michael Bush
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 08:48:21 AM »

Yes.  That is a good description of the difference.  It's why virgin queens are very hard to spot.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 11:20:53 AM »

pretty much but i have some mated queens that get a little "runny" at times too.  i think they're faster before they're mated (could be because they are substantially smaller at the time).
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