Introducing a New Queen
So I just requeened a few hives. The hives I had planned to requeen I made queenless yesterday. I ended up having one extra queen and so I quickly killed the queen in another hive and put her in it.
I have heard lots if opinions on how long a hive should be queenless before introduction of the new queen ranging from 1 hour to 24 hours.
What problems may/will I have for not having made this hive queenless for some period if time before I introduced the new caged queen?
\"The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.\" - Mark Twain