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Offing the Queen - blogpost
« on: June 05, 2012, 12:54:26 pm »
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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 06:45:57 pm »
Good story,but you should have dropped her in a small jar of alcohol and used the alcohol for swarm lure.Should the need arise again?

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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 06:53:09 pm »
Great tip on the alcohol.  Will definitely do that next time.   
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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 11:30:12 pm »
Your blog is hysterical and this story was very funny indeed. Believe me I know how it feels to kill a queen and it made me feel so bad the time I did it.

Thanks for sharing

Annette


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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 01:33:00 pm »
My first nuc had a Q with defective wings. Yea, good quality control by the queen/nuc producer. I took her away from the hive and squished her in the dirt and buried her. I thought I was going to be attacked for killing her.  :-D
Now I know better. They could care less.
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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 06:41:38 pm »
Perhaps the wings were clipped? Some do that so they don't fly off.

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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 09:37:37 pm »
Perhaps the wings were clipped? Some do that so they don't fly off.

This was my first hive and I watched drone after drone with defective wing syndrome get dragged out of the hive. I had seen the Q the first week but she was always under other bees, another sign of a Q problem. I called the guy who sold me the nuc and he came to see what was wrong. When we found her I could see she had the same defective wings. The hive was full of drones and drone brood. It was not clipped wings.
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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 07:57:16 pm »
Good story,but you should have dropped her in a small jar of alcohol and used the alcohol for swarm lure.Should the need arise again?
how long will the scent from the Queen last in a jar with a lid and how much alcohol? thanks in advance

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Re: Offing the Queen - blogpost
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 02:49:14 pm »
LOL!  Great post.