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Can you ship attendant bees with the queen in a JZBZ queen cage? Also if the queen is going to be out for just a few days, do you even need attendants? It seems to be like a lot of folks are getting away from attendant bees in the queen cage, no matter what the type used.
 

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I get a couple of queens a year in jzbz cages. Normally there's two attendants in with the queen, and a couple of dozen loose in the larger orange box. Mine have always arrived as rweakley said "fat and sassy".
 

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Absolutely. I routinely see 4 attendants in the JZBZ cages. I don't understand your the comment "folks are getting away from attendant bees in the queen cage" Seems to me like a good way to insure a dead queen. Now, if you're talking about introduction, then yes, many remove the attendants prior to introduction (a good idea), but shipping or just held outside of a colony attendants are a must (IMO).

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>Can you ship attendant bees with the queen in a JZBZ queen cage?

Yes.

> Also if the queen is going to be out for just a few days, do you even need attendants?

More than a couple of hours, you need attendants.

> It seems to be like a lot of folks are getting away from attendant bees in the queen cage, no matter what the type used.

No need for them in a package, there are 12,000 attendants... No need in a battery box, there are a hundred attendants... But a queen in a cage has to have attendants and candy to live.
 
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