I've been raising queens for sometime now but still am not sure about how much of a mating time does she have before she loses that oppertunity for a good mating, and becomes a poor queen? After about 5-7 days, she is ready to mate, but if the weather turns cold and rainy,(as it is now), how much time does she have in waiting for better weather before lossing the oppertunity? Would love to hear from some experianced queen raising experts. Thank you, and may everyone have a succesful year.

Jim G.