Help! We tried making 3 splits with caged queens but none were successful. In all 3 of them, the queens were not released from the cage and died. What did we do wrong?
For split #1 we took 2 frames of capped brood and 1 frame of honey with a few shakes of bees and put it in 8 frame deep box...
Can anybody tell me how to use this queen cage?
What kind of candy to use (marshmellow?).
Should I plug the hole with the little cap? What is the cap for?
Where do I put it in the hive?
Do I rubber band it in place?
I called the company I bought it from, and the person I talked to didn't...
I have 2 nucs which I placed swarm cells in about 2 weeks ago. Now, one nuc has a new queen, but the other hive still has the sealed queen cells, but no queen.
The nuc with the queen has only a few bees left in it. The hive with the sealed queen cells has plenty of bees - but no queen. If I put...