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I installed two packages last week. One of the packages was missing a queen. I recieved a new queen 3 days after installing the package. I put the queen box in the hive and that night it dropped below freezing (it remained windy and in the 40's for about a day and a half before warming up). 4 days later, today, I went into the hive to find the queen dead in the queen box (I am assuming from the cold). Should I try and get another queen, or will they raise a new queen on their own?

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If you would like them to raise a queen, you need to give them a frame (from another hive) which contains eggs, or newly hatched larva. So the question is do you have such a frame to give them?
 

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Should I try and get another queen, or will they raise a new queen on their own?

Tim
I believe BeeHavin in Smithfield RI has queens available, They're somewhat local to you and you'll probably have a better chance with that than raising a new one even if you do have the spare brood.
 
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