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Hello, I have been reading this forum for a while and decided to join. This is my 2nd year beekeeping, I bought 9 established hives last spring. I have a strong hive that still has the old queen from last year in it. I was thinking about removing the old queen with a frame of brood and honey to requeen and get more honey production during the sourwood flow since they wouldn't have brood to feed until they hatched a new queen. Do you think this would be a good idea and would work?
 

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I am going to remove the old queen mostly to get queen cells for mating nucs, they're black feral bees that I have been wanting to get some queens from. It's probably a little late to get much more honey production, the sourwoods are already blooming. Thanks everyone for the information.
 
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