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I grafted recently and some of the queen cells were capped but the queens never emerged. Can I use them for swarm lures, or do they not have the proper pheromones?

Also, does it matter how much alcohol I use or what alcohol percentage rubbing alcohol I use? It looks like one or two ounces is the usual amount of alcohol.
 

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I don't actually have any queen juice at the moment. Do you make queen juice just when you have an extra laying queen to sacrifice?
 

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I've never "sacrificed" one for the purpose of making swarm lure, but whenever I am disposing of a queen she goes in the alcohol. Usually it's a hive that was hotter than I am willing to accept or a laying queen I had caged that died in a queen bank because they didn't accept her, or a package queen that was DOA (usually because there was a virgin in the package...)
 
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