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Couple quick questions about using queens for swarm lure:

1) I have one dead queen in a jar of alcohol. I have a second dead queen - should I put her into the same jar as the first, or in a separate jar of alcohol? Does it matter?

2) The queen has been sitting on my workbench a few days now...is it too late to put her in a jar of alcohol? She's probably drying up so would pheremones still be present?

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>1) I have one dead queen in a jar of alcohol. I have a second dead queen - should I put her into the same jar as the first, or in a separate jar of alcohol?

Put her in the same jar.

> Does it matter?

Yes. You want to end up with some concentrated lure.

> 2) The queen has been sitting on my workbench a few days now...is it too late to put her in a jar of alcohol?

The sooner the better, but there is no time like the present.

>She's probably drying up so would pheremones still be present?

Less all the time, but yes. I've seen bees paying attention to queens who have been dead some time.
 
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