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« on: September 05, 2013, 10:56:38 AM »

One hive has been queenless for about 2 weeks.
I received a queen and put her in a queen introduction cage yesterday. 

How long should I keep the queen in the frame/cage?

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 11:58:32 PM »

I would wait 3-4 days and see if they have accepted her. This is easily done by gently brushing the bees off the cage with your finger. If they are still holding on very tightly and biting at it you will need to wait a couple more days. It my be a little tougher to tell since you are using an introduction frame. Once she has been accepted I directly release her.

I have had excellent success with this method!
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 08:49:01 PM »

How long can the Queen live in that cage?
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 10:20:30 PM »

One hive has been queenless for about 2 weeks.
I received a queen and put her in a queen introduction cage yesterday. 

How long should I keep the queen in the frame/cage?




This as the type of the cage as use if you have a lay worker(s) colony
The directions on how to use

http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/downloads/beekeeping/QueenIntroFrame.pdf





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