Sure you can only if they are willing to accept her. I don't have much success with introducing her into an
Italian (picky bees) worker hive. They balled her killing 2 good queens. Then when I intro. an Italian queen they
quickly happily accepted her.
Then I did the reverse the Carni workers not like Italian queen in their hive either. It must been the method that I
was using. Now I am thinking to use all nurse bees to make up 3 frames nuc hive to introduce new queen in. The young
nurse bees are willing to accept her. A moderate weaker hive will be happy to accept any queen I think. Some recommend
using a push in wire cage to house the queen on the frame temporarily.
Below is a link to recommendations from a Russian breeder in Ontario. Unfortunately, they sold the business and the new owner has not been maintaining the web site. However the site still contains some good insight into how they ran the original operation.
Russian queens and Russian workers seem to have a particular smell that is different from Carnis and Italians. Sometimes there are issues. I would use a push in cage when introducing Russians to other races or other races to Russians.
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