Does anyone have a link or a copy of Delaplane's study of attendant bees that they can send me?
bsweet,Have seen some of his books on E BAY might check there(in the book scetion) Jim
The queen(s) you have received are in a combination shipping and introduction cage. There is no need to remove the worker bee attendants. Both ends of the cage have corks. Leave the cork in the end with bees. This cage provides food (white sugar candy) during shipment which also acts as a "timed release" barrier for your hive bees to eat through, allowing several days pheromone adjustment period.