Re: Should I requeen packages?
As mentioned, I wouldn't "plan" on re-queening but it's not uncommon to have queen issues with a package. I usually just pay attention to how the new package is doing for a while. For me, things usually get going pretty well and then, about the time I think I don't need to worry anymore, I have a queen problem. So, my advice is to not worry about the kind of bee but check on the colony fairly frequently and address concerns (queen or other) as they come up. That's what it's all about. If you do have a queen slow down on you, just re-queen and move on!
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