I put my package in the TBH last night. Went pretty good I think. Based on lots of reading here (thanks everyone!), I directly released my queen into the box since they had traveled 5 days together in the package. Now the Idea part.. I figured, just for some insurance, I would tape a queen excluder over the entrance to be sure they went into cluster together, thinking that they would stay if they did. The plan was to take off the excluder today. Well, there is about 1/3 of the package clustered on the outside right over the entrance. I am worried that the few drones I saw can't get out, and they may not be able to get the few dead bees out through the entrance. The entrance is 1/2" X 3" right now, and under the excluder. I am also Worried to bother them too much too soon.
Should I pry the excluder off and disrupt the 'cluster'? :confused:
Any opinions would be welcome! Thanks!