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Offline derrick1p1

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How to keep arrived queens safe until installation?
« on: June 04, 2008, 04:24:28 PM »
I ordered 2 queens.  Will be here tomorrow morning.  They are not shipping to my house since I won't be there until evening.  They are being delivered to work.  I will give them a little water that I will place on the screen when they arrive.  There is a room here that only I have access to that is dark and about 70-71 degrees.  Will it be safe to put them there when they arrive for about 8 hours.  I will then take them home (about an hour drive)---with the air on.

Does this sound like a good plan?  These are my first queens, so just double checking.

Thanks guys!
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Re: How to keep arrived queens safe until installation?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 04:34:39 PM »
Sounds like you have a good plan to me.   Just keep them out of the sun and not to hot. 
 
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Re: How to keep arrived queens safe until installation?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 05:08:23 PM »
I had the same situation last year, I gave them a drop of water and put them in my desk drawer until it was time to leave.
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Re: How to keep arrived queens safe until installation?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 05:41:40 PM »
Awesome.  Thanks for the response/evaluation.  I'm looking forward to their arrival!

Derrick
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Re: How to keep arrived queens safe until installation?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 10:29:09 PM »
>Will it be safe to put them there when they arrive for about 8 hours.

They would be safe for about 8 days that way.  Hours are not a problem.
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