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Author Topic: Mating nuc question.  (Read 663 times)
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« on: July 08, 2013, 10:16:19 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?
Michael Bush
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 09:40:55 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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