No it won't work. The queen does not make the decision to swarm, the bees do.I have a couple of hives with numerous swarm cells. Would it work if I eliminated the existing queen, eliminate all queen cells and add new queen? I meant NEW queen not EU.
No it won't work. The queen does not make the decision to swarm, the bees do.
I learned this when i was a queen breeder and would get complaints from people who had found their hive about to swarm, so bought a queen from me, killed their queen, put my one in, only to have the hive swarm as soon as the new queen was released, taking her with them. I would then be accused of selling them an old or faulty queen. :scratch:.
If nothing is changed in the hive other than kill the queen cells and change the queen, the bees are still in a swarmy state and will simply get new queen cells started and then swarm.
To prevent the hive swarming you will need to do any of the other suggestions people have made, or, just do normal swarm prevention manipulations.
BTW, what is an EU?