Re: How to requeen - most effective method?
When I have used introduction cages I select a frame of emerging brood with honey and pollen on the frame and brush off all the bees and bring it inside my house to small bathroom off my kitchen. I place the wire introduction cage on the brood frame and them open up the queen cage enough to allow her a way to get out and just place it underneath the introduction cage. You can then remove her cage and press the introduction cage down firmly onto the brood. I have never lost a queen doing this and have also done it in the front seat of my truck with the windows rolled up.
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