- Nov 9, 2018
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- Rainham, Medway (North Kent) UK
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 24 plus 12 owned by others
It's still in the future for me, so it would be good if you'd get back to us to let us know what you've decided and you got on. Push in cages haven't always worked for me in the past, so I'll probably be going with a JzBz cage, and not removing the cap to the fondant her till aggression stopped.Today I had to deal with a hive that has gone maverick! It's queen less and I had to get in to tear down all the remaining queen cells. They were all over my wrists ankles and vail so in the end I retreated, sprayed my suit with Bee Quick and returned to the fray. The bees were still wanting to attack me but kept at a distance from all the areas I'd sprayed.
Now, how do I requeen? I have a spare mated queen in a cage waiting for a hive to reign over but what is the best way to introduce her? I was thinking tomorrow morning (12 hrs after becoming hopelessly queenless) I would pop the cage in and see what they thought of her?