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Author Topic: Waiting to install new packages.  (Read 184 times)
mat299
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« on: April 29, 2013, 09:18:35 PM »

Ok. I am picking up some new packages late tomorrow afternoon.  At this point, I am not sure that I will get home with them in time to get them in my hives though.  My question is will it be ok if I just leave them in my garage until the following afternoon and then install them?  Is there anything special that I should do to them or will they be ok.?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 09:27:54 PM »

Do you have a basement where you can keep them in the dark and cool?   I would mist the cages with some sugar syrup  a couple times before leaving for the day.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 09:36:02 PM »

Yes.  They can stay in the basement as well if that is better.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 09:42:11 PM »

I would rather see them cluster in a cool place like a basement than be confined inside the package somewhere it could get excessively warm.
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