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I bought several used hives several years ago and then did not get started then and gave them away. Now I am looking at packages and buying hives piece by piece.

I am excited about this!

I have a question to post on the forum.

I plan to buy a package of bees and install them in a hive. The queen will go on her nuptial flight. What are the chances there are no bees in my area and there will be no drones in the air to mate with the queen? Are nuptial flights often a failure? If the nuptial flight is a failure I would think the whole package of bees will die in the hive.

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Think you got your answer/s from previous (duplicate) post. Welcome from your neck of the woods.
 

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Welcome, the queen will already be mated when you get your package, no flights for her till they swarm.
 

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Mark, check out apishive.com. Chad sells good bees with good mated queens, I've had way above average success with his package bees. He does a Denver drop in late April/early May.
 
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