Re: Introducing a laying queen
This threat brings back memories of a thread several years ago.
The question was, "What is the Commercial way to introduce queens"?
Every time I think of that question, I have to chuckle.
Bees are bees. They do what they do irrespective of us.
We do best when we understand that we are in their world when working hives.
Anyway, he got all kinds of answers!
One poster claimed that he just peals back the screen on the cage and tosses her in!
I prefer to choose the safest methods known. I'm in no hurry and don't want to take chances.
So, what is the "commercial" method for queen introduction?
My answer is, "The method with the highest percentage of acceptance and lowest failure rate."
I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
That makes my opinion beyond dispute!