I build this hive this past year and
I'm getting ready to install my first package.
I am concerned about hanging the queen from the top bar, I don't want messed up comb.
I'm new, first time. I have heard of setting the queen cage on the bottom but I guess she can get cold?
My thoughts, I have made a stick 1/4" x 1/4"that will span across the inside of the hive about three to four inches from the top, if I hang the queen from here she will still be off the bottom so they can surround her and keep her warm. Sounds like she will be released in about four days,I can reach in remove the stick, the queen cage and any comb attach to it. I'm thinking they won't connect comb down that far in four days?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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