Requeening when Combining Hives: timing?
Ok, let's assume I'd like to combine two weak hives that have both lost their queens/queens failing. What's the order: Requeen one - assure acceptance, then combine? Or comine both first - then introduce a new queen? Thanks - jim
Re: Requeening when Combining Hives: timing?
Not sure that it really matters.
Some things to consider.
Before you introduce a queen, be sure there is not a queen in the hive.
The smaller the colony the easier it is to find the queen.
If you have a truly queenless hive, they may be trying to raise their own queen and if there are queen cells in the hive, that may affect queen acceptance.
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