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virgin queen release
« on: May 19, 2022, 08:50:55 am »
can virgin queens be direct released into hives or should they be put into release cages. hives were checked for queen cells.

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Re: virgin queen release
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 09:50:33 am »
depends on how long the hives have been queenless...
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Re: virgin queen release
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 09:57:37 am »
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Re: virgin queen release
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 10:06:44 pm »
in theory she should be fine, but as was mentioned elsewhere, might want to cage just to be safe. :yes:
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Re: virgin queen release
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 11:05:14 pm »
Yeah...   are they completely broodless?   I'd do an inspection, make sure no new queen cells being fed, and put her in a cage with a marshmallow so she will be safe for a couple days before hitting the bigtime!
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