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Banking Queens - how to
« on: May 09, 2021, 02:27:27 am »
Here is a topic of varied methods and varied successes.
What is your way of banking queens? 
How long do you usually bank them?
How about the longest banked time?
The bees will spend the next 4 days undoing all of the wrongs that the beekeeper just did to them.

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Re: Banking Queens - how to
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 03:26:29 am »
Good topic....
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Banking Queens - how to
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 09:21:58 pm »
In a double deep. 
Above a queen excluder of a queen-rite colony that has fresh emerging brood frames below (nurse bees).  Cages are set in a holding frame. A frame of open brood is placed in one side. A frame of pollen and open nectar is placed on the other side.
Before placing the cage frame into the hive spray down the nearby frames and bees with mix of sugar syrup and honeyBhealthy. Do not spray the queens or caged. The smell confuses everyone and averts any initial agressions to the queen cages. 
Bank for days, weeks, months.  In fair weather.  Fall/winter banking is a whole different ball game.
The bees will spend the next 4 days undoing all of the wrongs that the beekeeper just did to them.