I need to know if my plan has a good chance of succedding. I now have 2 fairly strong Italian hives. I am going to requeen both in the spring, with purebred Russian queens. I intend to put a double screen between the 2 deeps that now make up each hive. Then put a Russian Queen cage in the top, leaving her there 6-8 days before letting her out. The old Italian Queen will still be in the bottom, and when I release the new Russian Queen I will kill the old Italian Queen, then wait 2-3 days to remove the double screen, therby effectively recombining them. I probably will mist the bees with a mist of 1-1 sugar water on every move done here. If I'm right then in a short period of time I will have 2 Russian hives that the Italians have raised for me. Therefore, any new virgin Queens from my new purebred Russian nucs that I have installed in hives, on drawn comb should mate only with Russian drones. DOES THIS HAVE A CHANCE OF WORKING?????? What should I do differient?? I would hate to spend all this time & money and still have Italian bees.