How can you tell a queen is mated ?

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jezd

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What are the visual differences between a virgin and mated queen?

Just size?

Jez
 
A couple of weeks ago I was shown queens that had failed to get back into an observation hive and fallen into a container hanging from the entrance pipe. One had been fertilised, I was told, and another still a virgin, due changes at the business end. One just looked more opened up. You'd need a large amount of experience to see that in a live queen.

G.
 
A couple of weeks ago I was shown queens that had failed to get back into an observation hive and fallen into a container hanging from the entrance pipe. One had been fertilised, I was told, and another still a virgin, due changes at the business end. One just looked more opened up. You'd need a large amount of experience to see that in a live queen.

G.

lol 'open ended', perfect :)
 
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