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  1. #1
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    Default Vera Yordy Virgin Queen Introduction System

    I see this in ABJ. Anyone use it yet or any opinions?

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    I have been wondering what the point is? Maybe I am missing something?
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

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    Maybe I am missing something too as I cant figure it out myself.

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    Could you elaborate? I have not seen the article.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Do you have ABJ Michael? If so, I will tell you the page it is on as they advertise.

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    I fail to see the advantage over any other hair curler cage. Maybe it's just the convenience of the nursery cage also being the introduction cage that they are selling.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    The premise from reading the description was that colonies accepting queen cells need to be low in numbers to accept adequetly, but then, beacause of this low population, the Small Hive Beetle will overtake the "weak" colony. ????????

    If you have a Small Hive Beetle infestation that heavy, maybe queen rearing shouldn't be on your agenda? Ceratinly, using these cages wouldn't help much.

    Anyway, for banking virgins in an Instrumental Insemination scenario, one needs to have the virgins touched and attended to by workers for at least 7-10 days. These cages from the pics, don't look like they allow that. So for virgin banking, I'd not choose to use them.

    caveat emptor.

    Adam Finkelstein
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