How to requeen - most effective method?
I have a questionable queen that I think the hive developed from a queen cell after the swarm.
Maybe she isn't up to speed yet - still slightly less than a month- but not alot of eggs or larvae showing up.
However, what is the best way to introduce a new queen into a fairly large thriving hive - so far (lots of honey, pollen and fairly big population still present) to she will be accepted?
Is is better to just drop the new queen cage in as if it was a new package and let them release her? Or, is it better to use a push-in type cage? I don't want the hive to kill the newly bought queen.
Thanks for your input.
Last edited by orthoman; 07-15-2013 at 08:52 AM.