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    Please forgive my newbie ignorance! How often is it neccesary to requeen a TBH? I was told that I needed to requeen every year but I hate to destroy a good viable queen if it isn't totally neccesary.

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    >Please forgive my newbie ignorance! How often is it neccesary to requeen a TBH? I was told that I needed to requeen every year but I hate to destroy a good viable queen if it isn't totally neccesary.

    If you never requeen them, usually the bees will sense that things aren't going right and requeen themselves. If you see them having problems you can requeen them. Most of my queens are three years old.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Michael

    You are such a breath of fresh air. So many beekeepers I know are so uptight all the time. It's nice to hear someone who takes life as it comes in stead of having everything under their control.

    Hang in there

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