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I have about 5 dead queens still in there cage and wanted to know if they would make for a good swarm lure tincture. I'm assuming I would soak them in a little ridding alcohol. Do I crush them up and how long do they need to soak for.
 

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Awesome! Glad to see something good come from them dieing. Are we talking a thimble full or like a 1/4 cup? Do I just let them soak?
 

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I have only 2 queens in about an ounce or 2 of rubbing alcohol. Whole, not crushed. I dipped both ends of a q tip and then put the q tip just beyond the entrance in a bait hive I'd already had set up, it already had lgo and 1 frame old brood comb. 2 days later, a swarm moved in. The next day I found the q tip thrown out of the hive. I thought that was funny. Swarm is still there. It's my second back yard swarm this past week. One swarm on Tuesday, one on Thursday.
 
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