Too late to requeen in UP of Michigan?
Hello all. I currently have one hive. I was inspecting them today getting ready for winter, and saw that the hive is queenless. There are 3 queen cells, one capped and 2 with larvae in them. I do not have another hive to combine them with. I doubt that the weather will be warm enough for mating flights by the time the new queen hatches. I am in the southern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Do you think that it is also too late to order a mated queen and introduce her to the hive? The hive is in good shaped for winter with lots of bees in 2 deeps. The second deep is completely full of honey. Any insights would be appreciated.
Thank you, Noel