Re: Introducting a Queen Cell - Do you have to wait?
i have my first round of cells that should be capped by tomorrow, and day 10 will be next wednesday.
i was thinking about making up my queenless nucs this weekend, and then removing any emergency cells they make before placing my cells because i want to replace the genetics anyway. would making them hopelessly queenless increase acceptance?
also, i'll only need 6 or 7 cells, but i'll have at least a dozen. i was thinking about caging the ones i don't use, letting them hatch in the finisher, and banking them for up to a week as insurance in case some of the cells i place don't make it.
my other option is to place more than one cell in the nucs.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf