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Offline RHBee

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Virgin Queen
« on: May 29, 2013, 07:25:46 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?

Offline JackM

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Re: Virgin Queen
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:04:43 AM »
I have heard that before.
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Re: Virgin Queen
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:48:21 AM »
Yes.  That is a good description of the difference.  It's why virgin queens are very hard to spot.
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Re: Virgin Queen
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 12:20:53 PM »
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).