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Offline alfred

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Dead Queens Swarm Lure
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:48:08 PM »
So I recently found three of my hives dead. I found and kept the queens. I was thinking of putting them into alcohol to make swarm lure.

In my reading I only see people talking about using young viable queens for this purpose. Can I use these frozen dead ones for this purpose as well?

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Re: Dead Queens Swarm Lure
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 06:44:11 PM »
Sure.  They won't work as well as a live one, but they still have some queen smell on them.
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Re: Dead Queens Swarm Lure
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »
Thanks Michael.  :)