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My mind on occasion wanders/ daydreams and I was trying to think of a better was to increase the percentage of queens that are successfully mated and return to a hive. Has anyone ever built a room sized, screened enclosure around a hive/ nuc, stocked it with a good number of drones and then released a virgin queen into it? Would they mate her in a confined space like that? Yes I know you can artificially inseminate the queens.
 

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My mind wanders on occasion too. If you happen to see it, point in the right direction and send it home.

I think this was unsuccessfully attrempted in a large greenhouse.
 
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