Laying worker experiment

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by powwowman, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. powwowman

    powwowman New Member

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    Hello Bee Buds, I have a hive with a laying worker. Nothing but drone comb. It is a nuc I started earlier in the spring. I understand that one should take the hive and shake out all the bees some distance away and hope the laying worker is unable to fly? I'm also told that they will tear down and destroy a queen cell if it is placed in the hive? So I am gonna try to see if I can get them to build their own queen from a frame of new brood and implement the "on the spot" (OTS) queen rearing method. ( breaking the bottom one third of several cells down to the mid rib of brood less than 36 hours old). Wish me luck, I'll let you know how it goes!!
     
  2. camero7

    camero7 Member

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    Just put a frame of eggs/larvae in every week for 3 weeks. That is almost always successful.