Re: Anyone NOT like marshmellow for queen cages?
I think a marshmallow will generally work well though I have seen a few cases like Bill describes where they aren't able to clean it out even after a week or two, kind of like it turns into a glue or something. I experimented a few years back with lots of different type of candies, first putting them in a hive for a day and then experimenting with the most palatable in queen cages. The winner was the orange circus peanut which pretty much disappeared overnight in a strong hive save a little orange residue (do not use gummi candies). To use in a jz-bz queen cage I would crosscut a fresh one (they harden with exposure to air) into 5 pieces, and roll the pieces between my thumb and index finger to make a tapered plug which is inserted into the "tunnel" (which is slightly tapered as well) from the inside of the cage. We were getting pretty consistent 72 hour introductions from this method. There are lots of different brands of these so I might suggest a trial run first.
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