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    Default new queen ovariole development

    i've seen mention here and there that a new queen should be allowed to lay from 2 - 3 weeks before caging her for reintroduction and interrupting her laying to allow for optimal ovariole development.

    does anyone have references to studies done in this regard or from experience have any widsom to share?
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: new queen ovariole development

    That's a question you might want to post on the Bee-L list. It's an interesting one.

    Nancy

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    Default Re: new queen ovariole development

    good idea nancy, i'll try it there.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: new queen ovariole development

    looks like it was discussed there a couple of years ago:

    https://community.lsoft.com/scripts/...el.net&P=19011
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    Default Re: new queen ovariole development

    Here is an Australian publication that talks about the fact and that it comes from research but doesn't have a reference to the actual study:
    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/ass...queen-bees.pdf

    I believe they are referring to this study:
    https://www.apidologie.org/articles/...018/M4018.html

    I can't read this one (access) but it looks like it comes to similar conclusions:
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...03347299913118

    https://www.latrobevalleybeekeepers....es-NSW-DPI.pdf
    "Current research indicates that queens that are caught 28 days after emerging from the cell and caged for mating are less likely to be superseded than younger queens when introduced into a new colony."--pg 9 1st paragraph of above document

    I used to have a couple more, but the links don't work anymore...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Default Re: new queen ovariole development

    awesome. many thanks for those links michael.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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