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Author Topic: How long keep queen exctruder on new Packages?  (Read 998 times)
lisnnbeerawhoney
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« on: March 31, 2012, 12:03:15 AM »

 rainbow sunflower I just installed 6 new bee packages. before I installed them I first put the queen excluder down to keep the queen in. but how long do I keep the excuder on?
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 12:19:09 AM »

Why did you put on queen excluders Huh

Who long have the bee been in the  packages Huh


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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 10:56:46 PM »

As soon as you have open brood, remove it.  I would certainly remove it before 24 days as the drones may start emerging soon after that and they can't get out and will clog it and they will have to raise more drones to replace those who died.
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