What is the best ways to introduce a virgin queen into a hive? This is my plan to try. Im going to make up some five frame nucs with only two frames of bees in them. Mostly frames of emerging brood. With young bees on them. Maybe some capped honey or open nector also, but will be feeding the nucs. Im going add the frames of emerging brood. and then shake some more bees in on the nuc. I will leave the nucs in the same yard as the frames and the shook bees came from. So most of all the old forage bees will go back to the main hive. Then Im going to let them be queenless for a few days. And the day before I introduce the virgins Im going to look in and make sure there are no queen cells anywhere in the nucs. Then the next day Im going to introduce the virgins in there queen cages with the corks still in place. Then the next day come back out and see how the bees are acting toward the virgins then if they act good toward the virgins. I will pull the cork and expose the candy. Also I think I may try to spray mist the bees with syrup with HBH mixed in. and give the queen a soaking if the bees act like they will accept her. And just turn her loose in there after about 3 days of being in the hive. I think my method will work pretty well, but does anyone else have some other methods or tricks for doing this? I know it can be a little tricky sometimes. I want the nucs to have no new eggs or young brood and no queen cells. And be queenless for at least two days after that before introducing the virgin. Let me know what you guys think.