queen cage plug
This morning I did a cut out of a small colony, nuk size. I found the queen and I didn't have a queen clip, but I did have a queen box, the kind you get when you buy a queen.
I got her in there and rubber banded the screen on the end where I'd taken the staple out. The opening, I plugged up with a chunk of their comb. I left the nuk and went back at dusk, looks like they're all moved in. I screened it and brought it home.
Will they chew through that wax or should I release her? I don't want to open the box if I don't have to. I put the queen cage on the bottom of the hive.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder"--
Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King