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  • Writer's pictureMGeslock

My Queen is Gone!

I just installed a package of bees. The bees have sat in the hive with caged queen for 4 days. The bees have to be around the queen for a few days for them to accept her.

When bees are put together in a package, they are not form the same hive. I the package producer puts a queen in, they will reject her and try to kill her. She is put in a cage with a piece of sugar candy. The bees take a few days to eat through the candy and the she is released.

After about 3-4 days, you need to go in and make sure that the queen has been released.

Sometimes the bees have not eaten through the candy and you have to make a small hole in it to help.

When my queen was gone..... That's a good thing!

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