I'm a brand newbie with two hives. I put the bees in yesterday, and discovered that one of my queens had died in transit. Those bees were noticably cranky compared to the bees with a live queen, who were almost like ladybugs in their gentleness.
I was able to get a new queen this morning, and I hung her cage in the hive immediately. She's plugged in with hard candy. My question is, how long does she need to hang in the hive before I can release her? And since it's hard candy, will she be released by the bees eating the candy, or should I take the candy out at some point and put in a marshmallow?
Thanks in advance!