i know i could do that but i wouldn't have a laying queen for a month. i would rather not loose all that production especially with what seems like less than a full 3lb package left, so i decided to requeen. should i put hang queen cage just the same as if it were a new package or i there another method i should use? i just dont want them to kill the new queen before they have a chance to accept her. i think i remember micheal bush saying to just do a direct release on another post but i was under the impression that they have to get used to her first, what gives?
has any of you found a queen cage with all dead bees? i was thinking that maybe the screen on the queen cage was pressed up against drawn comb and they could have sufficated? i dont know it seems strange to me that they were all dead in two days, any ideas?, i dont want a repeat.
If you read about direct release, and, how to do it, go back to the other post, read it again.
The bees you got in a package are of all ages. Bees die off after around six weeks so there is not a whole lot of time left.
I would join this batch of bees with the good hive using the newspaper method and be done with it. The bees will not join on their own, you have to do it and it's not difficult.