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Author Topic: new queens ariving soon, cool temps not sure what to do  (Read 2605 times)
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« on: March 02, 2013, 06:09:27 PM »

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I received a phone call that a few queens are going to arrive on Tuesday. It is a bit earlier than I expected but I was told never to look a gifted horse in the mouth. I have several hives I could pull some two frame splits off of for these new ladies. My question is, Tuesday or temps are projected to be 57-30 and Wednesday of 54-34. Will two frames bee enough? Should I move these into my shed where it will be a little warmer until Thursday when it gets back up to 61?
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 05:11:40 PM »

I'm really sorry I didn't see your post before today. I would have suggested keeping the queens in your house for a couple of days until the temps warm up. Queens do quite well for short periods with a few drops of water and syrup.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 06:25:26 PM »

Thats what I have done.  I gave them some fondant and sprinkle some water on them twice a day.  There are alot of attendants in the box where all the queens are kept so I hope every one gets taken care of.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 09:24:24 AM »

One drop of water a day is plenty... a room temperature dark quiet place is best to keep them in.
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