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Hivemaker. 

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NDB paper on smoke only used for Queen introduction.just recieved this.
 
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Very interesting stuff. Everyone has their pet theories about the best queen introduction method. I'll have to change mine now.:)
 

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That is food for thought.

Why call it a NDB paper?

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That is the title it had on the E mail sent to me,from the association.
 

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What I have noticed is that if you wait 5 days and emercengy cells are capped, the hive accept easily new queen. Same is in the reseach.

Keep 2 days without queen. Difference is that bees have started to rear new queens. They may accept a new queen or not. During main flow you just put the new queen onto combs and it is accepted. In August when there is no flow, its 90% sure that bees kill the new queen. During winter feeding it is easier again to change the queen.


I do not trust smoke. I have used it 40 years ago when my menthor told about the method.
 

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