Re: The Way Forward?
I'm thinking an additional way might be to de-queen the 'dink' hive and then take a frame with eggs from a hive with better genetics and do the 'on the spot' cell cutting on that frame and put it in the queenless dink hive. you'd just have to eliminate any queen cells made on other frames for a few days to be sure you get a new queen from the 'good' frame with the good hive's genetics. That way, you could still use onthespot on a dink hive but get a queen with better genetics.
Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson