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  1. #1
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    Default Requeening a superceding hive.

    I noticed 6 supercedure cells in a hive that I was requeening today. The bees were very runny and were festooning on the bottoms of the frames, but I found the queen. I checked all the frames twice looking for any other queen cells. I put the new queen in the brood nest , but I left the cork covering the candy. I thought I would go back in three days and check again for queen cells, and then remove the queen cage cork covering the candy. This is the first time I have tried to requeen during supercedure. Are there any other steps I should take to make sure the hive accepts the new queen?

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    Did you remove all the queen cells you found and kill or remove the old queen? So long as you did that, it should go well. Yes, check in 3 days and remove any queen cells you find. Remove any attendants, if any, in the new queens cage, they can cause probs with queen acceptance.

  3. #3
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    Ray, thanks for your advice.
    Ben

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