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What happens to the old queen in a supercedure? Is she killed by the new virgin queen?

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My understanding is the workers administer the axe. Too risky to allow the replacement queen to be killed or injured.
I will defer to ME beeks here. Along those lines, I would like to know when??

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I just noticed Im in the same boat here. Along those same lines when do you think I should mark the new Queen? And could I use a regular "non-toxic", thats what it says anyway, paint pen?
 

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if incoming nectar and pollen is good they both will lay for a time and when it slows down the older queen will disapear. I have seen them push them out the old Queen with a small swarm of bee 1/2-1 Lbs
 

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I've learned to wait for the queen to be laying for a while before marking her. She's a bit more slow-moving and less apt to take flight to avoid capture.

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