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Offline sawdstmakr

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How to verify your queen is accepted.
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:56:59 am »
Several times I have posted on how you can tell if the bees are ready to accept your new, caged queen. Here is a video of a queen in a cage that is not being accepted. If she was being accepted I could easily slide my finger across the cage screen, the bees would just move out of the way.



I hope this helps.
Jim

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Re: How to verify your queen is accepted.
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 05:29:08 pm »
Good tips

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Re: How to verify your queen is accepted.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 09:41:08 pm »
really good info, Jim. Did you make this video? It's very concise and to the point. :smile:
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Re: How to verify your queen is accepted.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 08:09:05 am »
Yes. I went out right after day break to see if I could release the queen and found that I could not. I then decided to make the video.
This queen is a newly mated queen or a virgin. She is rather small. She escaped from the queen catcher while it was sitting on the hive stand. We found her in the grass. We are planning on putting this queen and a couple of frames of bees in the observation hive today.
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Re: How to verify your queen is accepted.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 12:18:05 am »
Here is a video showing the queen now being accepted by the bees on the cage.



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Re: How to verify your queen is accepted.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 01:42:38 am »
That is really cool Jim! Thank you for taking the time to create the video. :) very Educational for us new people. :) ... wish I could make to beefest.  ... maybe next year :(
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Re: How to verify your queen is accepted.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 09:04:51 am »
Thanks Coolbees. See you next year.
Jim