I have an opertunity to pick up a dozen queen cells of good stock to replace some current loafers who need the boot. Due to the timing of the arrival, I do not have the hours needed to pinch off the old queens. What was suggested is that i just install the cells in the supplied cage, and 4 days after hatching the new queen will become agressive and seek and destroy.
This of course is a gamble, because the new queen may not emerge victorious. Has anyone used this methood, or has there been any research / statistics on how sucessful this might be?
But since the cells are dirt cheap, would this endevor be worth it? As well, since they will be mating with N.Z. stock drones, am i really geneticly making any headway here?
Any feedback would be apreciated. I'm very noob on the whole topic.....but I Larn' Real quick, Ma!