Re: Package Queen Not Laying
This is one of the few drawbacks of having more than one colony to work with. Like many, I've hived multiple packages on the same day and became concerned a few days later when I found a slow queen. Patience is indeed a virtue for me and the bee's have often helped me exercise that. It goes the other way around too. I've had queens shut down at different times nearing late fall or going into a dearth and I get alarmed because I appear to have a queenless colony. For me, being patient during these times was a wonderful lesson.
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