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quickie, with regards to the feeding of a virgin queen, who does it? does she feed herself given she is all but ignored by the hive until she is mated.

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Both,feeds herself,or the workers feed her.Virgins are not ignored.
 
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The Virgins can feed themselves, its when the queen is mated she becomes reliant.

Im pretty sure of that, but it has been a long time since i went through my books.
 

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The Virgins can feed themselves, its when the queen is mated she becomes reliant.

Im pretty sure of that, but it has been a long time since i went through my books.
by feeding each others colony keep its unity together and spread the signals of queen . Virgin is busy and takes care that there is no competitors in the hive.
 

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thanx all, we actually have sun today !!!!! yeyyyy
 

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