I split my hive this weekend, planning on putting a new queen on each split. On friday I killed the old queen after the two queens had arrived. I split the hive, planning on placing the new queens 24 hours later. Next day, one of the queens had died. I place the (remaining) new queen on one of the hives, but the other remains queenless. I am pretty sure that if left unattended the queenless hive will make its own queen, but was looking forward to clamer bees. My question is how much time do I have to order a new queen and install her?
[This message has been edited by GAbee (edited July 21, 2003).]