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  1. #1
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    Default Queen cage frame.

    I was thinking of a way to introduce a queen to a new hive or new swarm that was easy and less evasive.
    I came up with the queen cage frame. Simply put, it's a queen cage attached to a standard med frame.


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    My thought was after a few days the candy plug (bottom) will be removed by the bees and the queen should be released. The frame with cage could be removed and the new frame installed.

    Any constructive input would be appreciated.
    Last edited by Mr.Beeman; 01-03-2013 at 05:16 AM.

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    Default Re: Queen cage frame.

    Mr Beeman,

    I wonder if the queen cage might be better horozonal rarher than vertical. I'm thinking of exit being blocked by dead bees. Just a thought. Other than that it looks good to me.
    Beeman
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    Default Re: Queen cage frame.

    Thats a great idea i'll be givivg that a try .
    Say hello to the bad guy!
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    Default Re: Queen cage frame.

    Mr. Beeman,
    I have been introducing queens this way. I zip tie the cage to the bottom bar, horizontally. I use a medium frame inside of a deep hive body. This positions the queen cage about in the center of the box. This has worked perfectly each of the half-dozen or so times that I've tried it.

    Adam

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    Default Re: Queen cage frame.

    tefer,
    Learn something new every day. Who knew? lol

    I tried one of the queen cages that has screen on both sides once.... big mistake. The queen (alone in the cage) had no where to hide and got killed in the cage.
    Thanks for the input thus far.

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