I was reading the information on your website concerning how to introduce a queen using the special frame that you built for that purpose. a couple of questions about the actual introduction:
I'm assuming your talking about this queen introduction frame here -> http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/beekeeping/downloads/
and not the double screen board method here -> http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/beekeeping/queen-introduction/
1. You mentioned that you put the queen in the frame for 14 days. Are there any attendant bees in with her or do the attend her through the hardware cloth?
It is easiest to just leave them in with her.
2. Why do you recommend that she stay in the special introduction frame for 14 days? I was just thinking the bees take about 2-3 days to eat through the candy in the regular queen cage and release her and some veteran beeks will direct release the queen.
The introduction frame is meant for requeening a hive with a laying worker, hence the longer time needed.