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    Default split question

    couldnt find the post to answer this question so i'll just ask.
    How long should i wait after doing a split to introduce the new queen?


    thanks, Bob

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    if you bought a queen, 24 hours, in a cage, not direct release ( some will say less)
    you could also let them raise their own

    Dave

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    yea, i bought a couple of queens , should be here tomorrow was just makin sure how long to let the split sit before queening. appreciate the info, thanks

    Bob

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    I'd wait overnight or 24 hours to put them in either in a push in cage

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#pushincage

    or a candy cage.

    Unless they are in a distant outyard. Then I'd settle for two hours.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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