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  1. #1
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    Default Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    Below is a picture of my accepted queen laying in what was a laying worker hive. Things are looking up. This is my first year so I am feeling a little pride in the fact that I pulled it off. Was pretty far gone when I realized what was going on. Small swarm hive to begin with anyway. Im happy now. Bonus, Monarch on Coneflower my wife caught out front. DSC04100.jpgDSC04101.jpgDSC04126.jpgDSC04130.jpg

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    Congrats on getting them back on track. Beautiful shot of the queen in action. Also enjoyed the Monarch photo.

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    Thanks Petra.

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    Good job! She's a good-looking queen.

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    thanks Big dawg

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by biggraham610 View Post
    Below is a picture of my accepted queen laying in what was a laying worker hive. Things are looking up. This is my first year so I am feeling a little pride in the fact that I pulled it off. Was pretty far gone when I realized what was going on.
    What did you do so that laying worker hive accepted queen?
    If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by petra79 View Post
    Congrats on getting them back on track. Beautiful shot of the queen in action. Also enjoyed the Monarch photo.
    Not to be nit-picky (because who cares really?), but that's a yellow swallowtail. Monarchs are almost always orange with white dots around the exterior of the wings.

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    Default Re: Successfully Re-Queened Laying Worker Hive

    OK yellow swallowtail
    MGolden, I got this advice from the man that shipped me the new queen. First I added a frame of brood with nurses from my strong hive. Mostly capped, some larvae and eggs. Then when I got the queen, 2 days later, I placed her beside that frame, left the cork in the candy end for 2 days then let them at the candy. At first, they were trying mightily to get to her through the screen. But after a couple days, they were more accepting of her just walking about the cage. By the time they released her she was laying within hours.

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