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  1. #1
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    Default Queen juice question..

    I understand that everclear works good for queen juice, How does moonshine work? (not that i know where to get any...). Also, to make the juice do you need fertilized queens, or will virgins that didn't make it work as well?
    thanks,
    mike

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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    If you're asking about collecting QMP, then any kind of alcohol that's strong enough to keep things sterile should work fine. As far as which queens to use, laying queens supposedly produce/contain far more QMP than caged, or virgin queens (in that order).

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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    There is no difference between everclear and moonshine other than legalities... isopropyl, methyl, ethyl all work fine.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    Well, that & most moonshine is watered back down to 80-100 proof, or at least that's what I heard... lol
    Everclear is left at 190proof (max attainable by distillation), but I'm guessing anything over about 60 proof should work fine.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    Thanks ya'll!

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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    Newbee question.
    what is Queen juice and what is it used for?

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    QMP = Queen Mandibular Pheromone
    Can be used for improving the effectiveness of swarm lures, and for making "imitation" queens to keep queenless hives running, without their acting queenless...among other things, I'm sure

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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    Never mind the stupid bees! Drink the Everclear

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    It's tempered, not diluted.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    lol, nobody said "diluted," but I think I hear the revenuers heading over in your direction

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Queen juice question..

    moonshine will get u going why waste it on bees. I like pineapple moonshine. dont kow about the bees. They might not be able to find their way home.

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