I have a question,although I think I know the answer!!
I am getting a few packages from New Zealand,with syrup in the can and a queen(in small box) beside it.
These bees have been on the road,in the air and some more on the road for 2 1/2-3 days.
I am thinking about releasing the queen when I shake them in an 8 frame box. I'll have 3 dark ,build out frames plus 2 frames of pollen and old honey. I also will add additional syrup and a pollen patty on top of the bars. Plus a couple of insulated fill in panels beside the frames.
I think that the queens have been with the bees long enough for immediate
What do you guys think?
It is still only 44 F here today.
Greetings from Alberta.
Cor Van Pelt.