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Evaluating A Queen’s Performance – Part 3

The old queen must be found before the new queen can be installed. John shows how to search for a queen and the queen is shown. Sometimes she is found quickly while at other times, finding her can be frustrating. John shows how to use a “push-in” cage. 

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Questions:

  1. In this segment what method is used to introduce a new queen?
  2. Why can a new queen not be simply released into a colony?
  3. Should the old queen be removed prior to installing a new queen?
  4. Can a new queen be “stored” for a few days prior to installation?