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How many days should I wait before going into a new hive of packaged bees. I wanted to see if they released the queen

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114 views asked May 7, 2017 in Queens by Hjakell egg (130 points)

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Depends on the amount of candy that the queen was jailed in. I think in 2-3 days the bees should be able to eat all the candy and release the queen
answered May 24, 2017 by neftaligb egg (180 points)
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A good beekeepeer checks the hives regularly. Regular does not necessarily mean opening the hive. Regular inspection is a combination of observing the bee behaviour without opening the hives as well as opening the hive to check what is happening in the hive. A new hive of packaged bees needs close monitoring before they become stable in their new environment. There shouldn't be limit in the duration to check them.

There are many factors to be considered for a queen to be made including availability of honey for workers to produce the royal jelly, the availability of few days old eggs and the activeness of the worker bees. All these factors require knowledge and skills of a beekeeper to provide conducive environment for all these to happen.

NB: Beekeeping is an art and a science and therefore, for one to succeed in beekeeping, one must be ready to acquire knowledge and skills in beekeeping.
answered Jul 4, 2017 by fredchiaji egg (250 points)

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