I installed a new package on May 20th. When I went yesterday to check on the queen I found her dead in the cage.
How long do I have to install a new queen before they become laying workers? Or alternatively I can steal some brood from other hives and let them make one but right this minute I am worried about the timing. I had a laying worker hive last year that ended up in a big fat mess and don't want to repeat the experience.