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Author Topic: How long does it take a Queen to enlarge  (Read 288 times)
drlonzo
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« on: April 11, 2014, 03:20:05 AM »

From the time a package is hived, by your experiences, how long did it take your queens to go from the small stature young queen, to the full bellied Queens we all love to see?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 12:37:58 PM »

Unless you purchase a virgin queen she should be enlarged when she is caged and sold. If she isn't I would ask my supplier how long she was allowed to lay before caging her.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 06:22:02 AM »

Some queens get larger than others. She will be better fed when fully accepted by the package she was shipped with. She may have been slimmed down to flying size if she had not been attended too as much being dropped in a package of new bees.
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