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requeening with a different breed
« on: December 07, 2016, 12:42:05 PM »
I have four hives. I know one was an Italian breed and the others were swarms caught. I am going to try a carni queen this coming year to see if they survive Michigan's winter better. I am assuming that I can requeen one of the hives with her with no problems but I was wondering if the breed in the hive is different will it cause problems of acceptance? I have searched with no success. Thanks.

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Re: requeening with a different breed
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 01:01:21 PM »
Re-queening an Italian hive with a Carnolian should not be a problem. Just leave them queen less for at least 4 hours and they should be fine.
There are some combinations that are hard to do but these 2 are so close that it is not a problem.
Jim
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Re: requeening with a different breed
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 01:11:18 PM »
Thanks.

 

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