Last year I ordered 100 queens and they will be arriving on April 4 or April 5. Based on weather today and forecast for the next two weeks, it is unlikely I will be able to use them very fast.
I usually bank queens in individual cages in a special frame that allows workers to feed them. The hive is usually queenless and I provide a frame of uncapped larvae every 10 days or so.
Someone told me that I could instead lay the cages on top of an excluder on a strong queenright hive. That would be a lot less work. Anyone have experience with this?