Thanks, that's what I thought. I tried it on all 3 hives from the split I did earlier. On 2 of the hives a couple bees were trying to sting the screen on the cage but there was the parade that Palmer spoke of. On the 3rd, parade and they just covered the cage. I will try again later this afternoon or maybe tomorrow morning. I don't want to lose any queens. I was unable to find the queen when I split, there was an enormous amount of bees covering all of the frames ! Normally I don't have any problem finding them.
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