Do you think my hive will accept this queen?
This was a colony that was supposed to be Carniolans but was somehow mixed with another order. They are either Buckfast or Italians. The queen is hygenic. Anyway, the hive swarmed 9 days ago and I squished the swarm cells. Before I placed the cage in the hive I pinched 3 more queen cells (and harvested the royal jelly to boot).
I left the cage in the hive for 40 hours.
Here is a video of the queen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1PSJ-_Hd5Q
Re: Do you think my hive will accept this queen?
I think so... if they don't squeeze here in the cage after 40 hours then good.
My method that works...
leave hive queenless for at least 2 hours. Spray the bees well with eucalyptus oil mix with water.
spray queen and let her run.
As long as there is young bees and no worker layers.