REVIS RUSSIAN APIARIES
PO BOX 2520
Marion, N.C.,28752
Phone:828-652-3524
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Introducing Russian Queens [Or any Queen] 

1. Make sure the hive is queenless [no mated queens, no virgin queens, no queen cells]

2. Use a queen introduction shim if possible

3. Put queen cage on the top bar above the brood nest or cluster

4. DO NOT REMOVE THE CAP OR CORK COVERING THE CANDY!!!!

5. CUT ALL QUEEN CELLS

6. Leave the cage in for 4 [FOUR] days then remove the cap or cork and return the cage to the top bar [cut any new queen cells]

7. Check the cage in five or six days to make sure the bees have removed the candy and released the queen

8. Release the queen manually if she is still in the cage after the sixth day

9. DO NOT TINKER IN THE HIVE FOR 7-10 DAYS AFTER THE QUEEN HAS BEEN RELEASED! There is a good chance the queen could be balled and killed if you disrupt the hive. The queen should be laying and accepted after 10 days.

NOTE: if the queen has been shipped or out of the hive for over a day apply one or two drops of water to the cage opposite the candy end. Do not put too much and get the candy wet.

Also queen introduction can be aided by feeding the hive if there is no flow while the introduction is taking place.


Contact REVIS RUSSIAN APIARIES by email at: revisinc@charter.net or phone 828-652-3524.
Ray Revis or Mickie Revis will be glad to answer questions or process your order.


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