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Offline ajneal30

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Mating nuc question.
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:16:19 PM »
Do we need to put our capped queen cells into a mating nuc before they hatch, or is it better to introduce a hatched virgin queen into a nuc full of nurse bees?

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Mating nuc question.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 10:40:55 AM »
In my experience, it is much more reliable to introduce a cell to a nuc than a virgin queen.  If there are any other cells, of course, the first queen out will destroy them unless you have them in "hair curler" cages.
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