First year beekeepers here with a question about re-queening. I read alot of posts here and see that re-queening is sometimes necessary. Since my hives are small natural cell, if it ever became necessary for me to re-queen, would it be possible for me to re-queen with a queen that is not from an apiary that follows small cell philosophies? Would she adapt? The closest apiary to me that keeps bees on small cell is about 200 miles away. There is another apiary about 20 miles that raises quality hygenic queens, but the bees are on large cell foundation.
ps I do not need to re-queen, just asking a question