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 #8068  by Japey Edge
 30 Jun 2020, 10:44
I opened a nuc yesterday to see if the push-in cage worked. When I set it in I had learned from my mistakes - removed all bees and carefully placed it, closing it all up. It turns out you can make further mistakes!! :lol:

I lifted the frame out and one of the cage "doors" had turned. Must have been nudged when I lowered the frame. Cage full of bees, no queen in sight.

They were incredibly calm bees this time round. No smoke necessary. Found a frame full of eggs. Checked further, found marked queen.

So really, that was a direct introduction :lol: and it worked! So unlike me....