I would like to requeen some hives on a flow. I do not want to look for queens to kill. I am planning on direct releasing virgins into the top of the established colony. Virgins will be no more than 5 days old, some will be 2 days old. The hope is that the virgin will hunt down and kill the established queen, then proceed to mate and continue laying with only a short brood break. The virgin would be marked for identification and checking the success rate.
Will this work?