I have a very hot hive that is desperate to be requeened. No probs except that it is a fair drive to get there and I don't want to do the drive 2 days running. What is the best way of requeening in one day?
sounds like the thing to do is after the old queen is dealt with and you are installing the new queen is to
make sure the cage is utilizing the queen candy plug-and not just a cork-if you need to remove the cork to expose the candy -or perhaps there is no candy in the cage then make some candy from honey and powdered sugar so it is soft like taffy-and fill the opening that the cork was in-this will give you time for the bees to release the queen in an acceptable time frame for acceptance-in other words when you buy the queen make sure it has a candied cage plug--