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tberni 

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For those breeding queens or who have done in the past, have you got any good tips in terms of sticking the queen and a few workers into the cage - QUICKLY and efficiently?

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Tim
 

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Not wanting to state the obvious, but queen in cage and cover end with thumb and just pick workers of frame and put in cage then close up, takes seconds.
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I use an empty plastic 35mm camera film canister with pop-on lid, air holes drilled on the sides with a fine drill bit. Works a treat. Used it yesterday, as I wanted to exclude the queen, whilst I made a Nuc.There is room for a few workers in there too.
 

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Poly Hive,

Catching plastic queens might be good for practising but not much help for those elusive queens, on a frame with holes in it! :D

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Very true Oliver.

35mm film? who on earth uses film these days. Treasure that pot, it's a rarity!

PH
 

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