Improve Queen Rearing Success – Temp Queen (simulates an egg laying queen) used in queen mating nuclei in early spring can maintain significantly higher bee numbers than in non-treated nucs. Insert one Temp Queen lure in each mating nuclei when it is established or when the queen cell is inserted.
Ship Queen less Packages – Temp Queen calms bees shipped in queen less packages. Place Temp Queen lure as if it were a queen cage.
Temporary Queen Replacement – A hive will perform normally for several days with Temp Queen as a temporary queen. Remove the queen or queen cells and place a Temp Queen lure in each brood box. When a queen is available, the Temp Queen is removed, and a new queen introduced.