Hi, I had a hive that became queenless and raised a virgin queen, and since it was too early for the queen to be mated properly I ordered a new queen. Anyway, the queen came in today so I searched the hive and found the virgin and squished the queen slightly and then I through it to the ground. I'm kicking myself now because I'm not sure if I killed her, since I didn't squish her very hard and I didn't check to confirm that she was dead. What I want to know is if the virgin queen is still alive could she kill the mated queen through the cage wire? In the method of requeening I use I leave the wooden cork on for 3 days, then I take the cork off and poke a hole through the candy, so it's not like the mated queen could get outside her cage and fight the virgin.m I was thinking of maybe putting the mated queen in there if it is safe to do so and then looking to see if the virgin queen survived tomorrow, and if so I'll kill her.