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Just Curious..
I've done ok with grafting, but I still need a lot of practice. This year I'm going to start learning and practicing banking new queens.
But if I was just curious if I could pull an overwintered or older queen from a production hive and put her in a queen bank for a while.

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David
 

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The main thing I've learned is you pull your queens all at the same time and put them in a queen bank at the same time. With all the queens in the same state they do ok. If you add a fresh queen who was laying today to a batch of queens that were caught a few days ago or more then the old queens get killed.
 
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