Caging a queen to break brood cycle for requeening?
I was thinking about trapping my current queen in a plastic queen clip and keeping her in the middle of the hive to break the brood cycle to prevent any queen cells from being drawn in the hive. I want to requeen this hot hive in to something less aggressive. I was thinking it might fool the bees in thinking the queen is still in the hive but allowing the resident brood to mature beyond the point of making a queen. Then i could add a queen cell from one of my gentle nucs to place the old queen. Thought it might be easier than tearing two deeps down looking for supersedure cells. Do you think this might work?