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NZBF early season queens

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Hi,

I am considering putting a hive together from a friend, I have a few options, I could create a split or get some frames and create a nuc with a queen.

At this time of year, would you advise going with a virgin queen (I don't see many drones out yet)?

Or getting a mated queen (I am always a bit suspicious of mated queens stored over the winter)?

Or trying for the split (I was wondering on the likelihood of successful mating this time of year - it just feels like there are not enough drones out, but think by the time the new queen emerges it could be different)?

 

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@Nigel in Auckland I expect there will be more drones than you think. Even so, if you want to increase your chances of success then a mated queen is your best bet. 

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7 hours ago, Rob Stockley said:

@Nigel in Auckland I expect there will be more drones than you think. Even so, if you want to increase your chances of success then a mated queen is your best bet. 

I'm in Auckland and have plenty of drones already :)

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