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Offline revdenver

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Requeening
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:52:03 PM »
How many plan to requeen a hive this spring?
How do you plan to do it?

Offline raymondg

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Re: Requeening
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 06:05:54 PM »
I make up a 2 to 3 frame nuc with all nurse bees. I buy a mated queen. Add mated queen to nuc. Wait 3 weeks for the nuc to get establish. I look for the old queen in the hive I want to re-queen, take her out. I put the nuc on top of box and let the bees with the nuc with the new queen take over. It cost to much for a mated queen today to try and add here to an older hive. Most of the time. The older bees will kill her.