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What's the secret for requeening a mean hive. I have one that's a double deep that's absolutely stuffed with bees and no queen. And they jump on me like there's no tomorrow.... Thusfar they have rejected three new mated queens.
 

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What's the secret for requeening a mean hive. I have one that's a double deep that's absolutely stuffed with bees and no queen. And they jump on me like there's no tomorrow.... Thusfar they have rejected three new mated queens.
Pull 5 frames with nurse bees and brood and make a nuc. Add queen and wait till laying then place on top of nasty hive but make sure you don't have a queen. You could also spit the double hive and divide and conquer. I had to do the combine/nuc approach twice this summer.
 
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