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Just ordered some queens as a few of my hives are not queen right. One hive I'm still evaluating as they may have produced their own queen, and going to give them a few more days before I try to introduce a package queen.

In the meantime - I have an extra two queens here that are in the package with their attendents.

How do I keep them? I'll give them each a drop of water and honey, but what else can I do - and how long can I keep them in the package?

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I have kept them for 7 day with no problem. I have never tried to keep them any longer. If your queen cage has candy I woul not put honey in the cage. They will get it all over them and there is not enough bees to clean them up. All I have ever added is a drop of water
 
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