went into my hive after a couple of days with requeen in place and looked like they had accepted her, so I thought I would release her. She flew away. She marked, so I was able to watch her do it. there are queen cups (about 4 or so) in the hive as well. Have read on other posts that she might come back. Only hive in the area that I know of.
will this hive have enough time to get ready for the winter if she does not come back and they raise up their own queen?
how long until I can know that she is really not coming back?
feedback would be appreciated.
when I released her, I stood there for quite awhile pushing frames back into place because I had left a frame out. Found out later this might have been a good thing.