Open the queenless hive and take a frame out of the center, and wait a few minutes. After a few minutes if they are desperate for a queen they will begin fanning and a hum will begin. I call this a colony crying for a queen. Place the queen that is in a queen introduction cage on top the top bars of the queenless hive a try to ascertain the attitude of the workers towards the caged queen. If they are crying and they like her you will be able to direct release. If they begin to ball her just pick her up and re-cage her and begin the slower introduction of her to the colony.
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