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    Default laying worker

    hi

    i have a top kbh with a laying worker. I have a nuc with a good queen. can I combine without moving the hive and shaking all the bees out ?

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    Default Re: laying worker

    What it takes to suppress the laying workers is open brood. I'd make a frame and cut out a frame of open brood and tie it into the frame. After a week of being exposed to open brood the odds of them accepting a queen are improved greatly. If you can repeat adding brood three times it's almost guaranteed to straighten things out.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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