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Offline lisnnbeerawhoney

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How long keep queen exctruder on new Packages?
« on: March 31, 2012, 01:03:15 AM »
 :rainbowflower: 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?

Offline Jim 134

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Re: How long keep queen exctruder on new Packages?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 01:19:09 AM »
Why did you put on queen excluders ???

Who long have the bee been in the  packages ???


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Re: How long keep queen exctruder on new Packages?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 11:56:46 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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