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HI just a question !

Do virgin queens come back to the hive every night when they are on mateing flights ??

I have two nuc's with newly hatched queens that i would like to move to another site, The queens hatched last week .
 

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This is a honey bee forum.

Bumbles stay out over night.

Your virgins/mated queens are in the hive.


A normal mating flight is taken usually in an afternoon, the queen returns to the hive and rarely leaves again until she is made to under the swarm impulse.

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I would not move a queen which may be within the 'mating window'. If the queens are a week old I would now wait until she starts laying. Further, I would not even be disturbing the nuc for another week or more.

Your post seems to say 'moving simply for your convenience'. Put the bees first and move them later. If it was a 'must do' for some good reason, it would be different.

Regards, RAB
 

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Rab you are correct it is for my convenience ! but advice is what i was after and i will take yours and leave them alone for a while .

ATB Coldweld
 

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