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    Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    This nuc has had two failed attempts at queening. First the queen cell became chilled and died, second my emerged queen failed to return from a mating flight. I had seen her so I know she was there...
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    Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    I just released my virgin queen from Thursday into a nuc. She did not seem very active when I first set her in, bees were climbing on her but she just stood there. I pulled her back out and left her...
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    Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    Agreed that one does not want to wait too long. My experience last year was not good. I fed the queens honey, but left them in the incubator. That was a huge mistake as none survived longer than a...
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    Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    Thanks Astro, the paper also answers a question raised in another thread about virgin queen longevity outside of the hive. Apparently, a quren will feed herself for quite some time if caged and fed...
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