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Queens coming, weather not cooperating to make up nucs yet. 5 Queens coming with attendants in their cages. Can I put these over a queen excluder in a queen right hive? Most banking videos show no attendants. Weather here in NH, rain, rain, rain and cold. Won't hit 60 degrees until May 3rd. What to do?
 

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I banked 40 this spring for about 6 days. Queens with attendants. In a queenless bank. Worked fine.
In the past I've kept them much longer successfully....45 days once...without any apparent problems. I use a queenless bank though.
 

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Go buy a canopy. For the price of the queens, it could be well worth the money to get the nucs started. I think the one I just bought was $50 or $60. That is one extra pint jar of honey worth per queen. Get a fold up one like people use at farmers markets. Doesn't need to be big.
 
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