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  1. #1
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    Jun 2002
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    Mohegan Lake, NY
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    I have a laying worker hive, has anyone tried to use the newspaper method of hive combing with a queenright hive to get rid of the laying worker?
    I think it should work, when done with 2 queenright hives the better queen wins and all are saved! I'd hate to try it and be wrong(I'd loss 2 hives)!
    Anyone out there tried this possible solution?

  2. #2
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I've seen it succeed and I've heard of it failing. You pay your money and you take your chances.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2003
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    lewisberry, Pa, usa
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    I think that this will work but don't forget that you may end up with alot of drone brood from a laying worker. You may want to freeze/remove the frames of eggs that were layed.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NSW,Australia
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    Question

    I have not heard of the term "queenright" over here

    is this a queenless colony

    Thanks

  5. #5
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    Aug 2002
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    "Queenright" means it has a good strong laying queen. It means that in regards to a queen, all is right.

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