i havent checked but, sometimes u can find people selling queens on the for sale link here on Beesource. u DO need a queen asap !I tried calling the place I got them from and all I got was answering service. Please any advice would be helpful. I have no idea what to do.
If I were in your shoes I would try again in the morning (Monday) to contact your package supplier. If I couldn't contact them I would then order a queen from some of the suppliers on the net. You do still have 4 or 5 days to get a queen. Which is enough time to get a queen shipped from anywhere in the lower 48. Then I would continue to try and contact the supplier for some sort of compensation for the dead queen, but right now, your main concern is to save your package of bees. I do know that Walter T. Kelley had some bees left over yesterday when they closed. Call them early tomorrow before someone beats you to it, and they may be able to help you I think they open at 8:00 AM central time.Ok. I hope you guys are right about that. I'll keep checking the hive. How many days should i wait and see/ check if there is comb before i should get a queen?
Get you a queen ordered from somewhere tomorrow. I know Kelly had 3 packages of bees left over when they closed yesterday. If you can't do anything else, buy one of their packages in the morning and combine it with yours. At least you will have one very powerful hive to start with. Bees are scares this year so call Kellys early, because I'm sure their bees will go very quickly. I told you wrong earlier. They open at 8:00AM Eastern time instead of central. I would start calling around 7:30 just incase someone get in early.I tried twice this morning still got answering service. The service gave me the run around. I know it's not their fault. So now I must move on. I'm going to really think 3 times before I use that company again.