I've been re-reading Brother Adam's "Beekeeping at Buckfast Abby" since we are in winter. I came across something that I don't think I caught on the first time I read the book. Brother Adam used a system to requeen where he would take a queen from a nuc, cage her and introduce the cage to a full hive, minutes after he removed the old queen. Then, it would take the bees only a matter of minutes, not the three days it now takes, for the bees to free their new queen. Brother Adam theorized that there was no such thing as "colony odor" and a queens acceptance had nothing to do with her smell, but rather had everything to do with the queens attitude. He claims that a laying queen behaves perfectly, and as such will not have any acceptance issues. Obviously, a queen bought in the mail will need a longer waiting period, since she hasn't been laying.
This, however, flies in the face of everything I knew. I've been taught that a queen's QMP is a distinct smell that is unique to the queen. A new queen, even a daughter queen, will have a different smell, and it takes approximately three days for the old QMP to wear off, at which point the new queen can be accepted. For this reason, the queen candy is used, in which it takes workers approximately three days to chew through the candy. I've also done combines using newspaper for similar reasons, since it takes the workers three days to chew through the newspaper, sufficient time to have the old QMP wear off.
Was Brother Adam's book written before science knew about QMPs? Or am I otherwise missing something? Does anyone use Brother Adam's method of requeening?