What is the best method for keeping queens alive for maybe a week or two? Is it even possible?
I have 8 queens on order - they are scheduled to ship the first week of May. The brood frames that I had planned to pick up and make nucs from are now delayed on apples in Washington for perhaps a week, maybe two.
If I am not able to reschedule the shipment of the queens, they will arrive 1 to 2 weeks before I am able to make up the nucs that they are to go into. What is the best way to keep the queens alive until the brood arrives?