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Offline Psparr

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Holy queen cells!!
« on: April 30, 2016, 06:27:21 PM »
Did a cut out today. Found at least 25 swarm cells. All capped. Seemed like a lot of bees, maybe they hadn't swarmed yet. Anyway, was as gentle as I could be with them. Made two pretty full hives from this cut out. Saved 3 queen cells to make some swarm lure.

Question, I would like to wait till they hatch to punch them. If they don't, and are still in the larvae stage, will there still be pheromones?

Offline OldMech

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Re: Holy queen cells!!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 06:34:19 PM »
They will have their strongest pheromones after they have been mated and start laying. Id put a couple frames of capped brood/bees into a nuc with those and see how they do!
39 Hives and growing.  Havent found the end of the comfort zone yet.

Offline Psparr

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Re: Holy queen cells!!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 12:09:05 PM »
I don't have any mating nucs made up, and just split my other hives so am short on resources.

 

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