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Polyanwood 

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Did artificial swarm last weekend. Have not looked inside the boxes since, as weather not great. My replacement queen is on order to arrive weekend of 23rd. The earliest an emergency queen could emerge is the Friday 17th. I have found unmated queens hard to find previously..........

Question is: Would you destroy the emergency queen cells or not???
 

jon 

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You could destroy them and then put in a frame of eggs to keep them happy making more emergency cells until your queen arrives. Keep removing them at weekly intervals. A queenless hive will end up cranky if it has no opportunity to make a new queen.

Remember the German bee videos? There was a lot of info on this in the one titled "Suppressing intense swarming tendency"

http://www.iwf.de/iwf/do/mkat/detai...6DC01000000&Action=Schnell&SearchStr=swarming
 
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Polyanwood 

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Thanks. If it stops drizzling, I'll get in there!
 

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