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Offline Vicken

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Getting rid of laying workers in matting nucs or hives
« on: July 04, 2016, 02:23:46 pm »
How to get rid of laying workers in matting nucs? I had a matted queen which wasn't laying because of laying workers laying unfertilized eggs, but when i transfered her to a hive she did nice pattern of brood,  Does anyone have any solution to laying workers in nucs ?

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Offline heidi.k.cummins

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Re: Getting rid of laying workers in matting nucs or hives
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 06:01:51 pm »
We introduced a mated queen using a push in cage and released her 4 days later, some workers had burrowed under and were taking care of her. She is doing very well now. The laying worker ceased.

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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Getting rid of laying workers in matting nucs or hives
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 03:52:35 pm »
In a mating nuc I just give them another cell.
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Offline Vicken

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Re: Getting rid of laying workers in matting nucs or hives
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 02:21:44 pm »
Did you mean replacing the queen with a seeled cell or what?

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Re: Getting rid of laying workers in matting nucs or hives
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 03:03:48 pm »
If they have laying workers they don't have a queen.  If they don't have a queen, I give them a queen cell.  If they have a queen, I'd let her lay up the hive and a frame or two of open brood will fix any laying workers.
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Offline Vicken

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Re: Getting rid of laying workers in matting nucs or hives
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2016, 01:55:01 pm »
Thanks a lot brother I'll appreciate your advice,  I will give her some open frame brood and take off seeled drone frames

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