Reintroduction of queen
I have made a split with the old queen and left a powerful hive queen less which I also used as a finisher. Now I gave it one of the cells but I realized that I cannot use it for later production of queen cells as it will have a virgin queen.
I'm thinking to take out the cell and give them a mated queen instead today.
Should I give them their original queen? If so can I do a direct release?
I would prefer to give them a newly mated queen that I've noticed yesterday in one of my mating nucs. Will she be accepted at once as the hive is queen less for ~12 days?
I am more inclined to this method(direct release). I don't like cages at all.
And in general I want to understand the conditions under which a queen is very well accepted. I reckon in my case she will be at once. Am I wrong?
Last edited by cristianNiculae; 05-30-2014 at 12:16 AM.
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Dfa (Humid continental warm summer climate)