I was expecting an email that she had shipped. Surprise! Oh well, spilled milk and all.
My problem is I haven't found the old girl yet. Just spent 2 hours until it got too dark too see trying to find her. :? I need the tricks!
These bees are on the larger end of the scale, so I don't know if the queen will be huge or blend in with them. I looked for the circle of bees facing each other, I looked for abdomens in the cells, I looked for long skinny, I looked for flashing lights that said here I am!!! still nothing. Took the hive apart frame by frame, looked them over as I set them out and then went back over them as I put it back together. Nothing but a lot of identical siblings.
What do I do if I can't find her? How can I help the new queen survive until I can get rid of the old one? :(