Beeing a newbee just put my 2 packs of bees in their hives. Everything seem to go well.My two hives are 4ft. apart is that too close? What length of time to check if queen is released. Thanks everyone for all your help. This web site is great.
Wait about 4-5 days Ken then check. She shoud be out by then. If not, see how they aere reacting to her and you may just be able to release her...oh, and yeah, thats plenty, mine are less than a foot apart.
Also meant to say if you have to release her, check the bees that are tending to her on the outside of the cage. If they are biting to screen and are hard to move with your fingertip, she has not been accepted. If they are easily moveable and sticking their toungues through the cage, she is good to go.
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