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re- +‎ queen


requeen (third-person singular simple present requeens, present participle requeening, simple past and past participle requeened)

  1. (beekeeping) To change or replace the queen bee of a colony of bees.
    1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 93:
    • Requeening means changing the queen of a colony, either to secure better stock, or to replace a queen which...cannot furnish the eggs necessary to the development of a normal colony.