Help! Dead queen with package install
I tried to install a package today, but the queen was dead. I am getting a replacement queen a couple of days, but what to do in the meantime?
I did put the feeder inside the hive, on the other side of a follower board, that has some gaps on the edges and bottom that the bees can get through. I also put a screen over the entrance hole, so they could not leave.
I can verify that some of them at least are hanging from the top of the hive, but fairly spread out.
Anything else, I should be doing?
My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.