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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA

    Default package install (Is the Queen still here?)

    I just did a package install on two top bar hives. I did direct release of the queens. Now when I look at the hives, one hive seems to be pretty calm about everything and the other has dozens of bees at the entrance sticking their butts up in the air fanning. This is my first go at it. Do I need to be concerned?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Asheville, North Carolina, USA

    Default Re: package install (Is the Queen still here?)

    Not unless you don't see any eggs or brood by a couple of weeks after install. That fanning you saw is normal. Several reasons they do it, two off the top of my head are climate control and google nasonov.


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