You really shouldn't need to. The supplier should stand by their package.Wondering if I have to order a queen does anyone know who has them now?
Yeah, they'll stick around even if the queen has been dead a while.Great idea leaving the dead queen.
It looks like it's spilled sugar water? It's taking up the third compartment of the queen cage and it does look like there's an imbeded bee in it. The supplier probably sprays the cages with sugar water before shipping and for some reason it pooled in that area of the queen cage or the feed can spilled or leaked.They covered the queen cage when I pulled it out so they were still trying to attend her.
The supplier has quickly said they would next day air one to me.
What confused me was the two or more bees being in the queen cage. I’m new at this but I had never seen this before. I was under the impression that queens are always alone in the cage.
I have no idea what the white stuff is. Both the corks were in place. My assumption is that it’s the candy plug but it does seem large. Looks like there might be a bee inside it.