Ageing a Queen

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grizzly 

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Hi All
Last year in July/Aug i requeened one hive and received a nuc with newly mated queen. both are through the winter.

Now do i class 2008 as their first year, or do i take this year as Year 1 ?? i wanted to ask because if i get it wrong i could be requeening before i really need to in some cases.
Ideally i was going to replace every 2 years, do i do it in Autumn 2009 or should it be Autumn 2010.

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Andy
 

Poly Hive 

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the age runs from the year of mating. Mated last year this is now her year 2

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