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New Bee
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Location: Colmesneil, Texas

« on: August 31, 2013, 01:53:09 AM »

How long should I keep a queen caged after I rescued a colony from a cutout? 
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Location: Davie, Florida

« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 02:18:40 AM »

I usually release her right after the relocation.... which is usually just before dark.  I have long since learned you will not have a 100% retention.  If you can accept a 50/50 chance, it makes it easier to accept the results. 
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