I started my adventure with beekeeping on 4/14/13..so I am 10 weeks into it. One hive is thriving, the other dying. Bought a new queen for the dying hive, and the bees did not even chew their way into the queen cage to let her out. I am just gonna let the dying hive perish and start another package in the spring of 2014.
Anyone have any ideas on why the new queen and her attendants were just left in the queen cage by the bees in the hive?