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I have mated and laying queen in a nuc box and want to directly release her into a colony that is queen less.

Is that ok, or better do it thru a cage?

I heard that a queen that is laying should be accepted with no problem
 

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They may not be accepted with no problem. Mostly it depends on the hive you are introducing the queen to. If they have just been queenless a few days (less than a week at max), you may get away with it (might not though). If they have been queenless longer than that you get into a whole raft of issues that will stop them accepting a queen direct introduced, and these issues vary depending just how long the hive has been queenless.
 

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You shouldn't introduce a new queen directly. It can work sometimes if there is good nectar flow, but it's still risky.

Here's an article about requeening a hive that is still relevant to adding a queen to a queenless hive. Honestly, I say use the cage and give the bees time to accept her.
 
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