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One more guys/gals and I promise I'll stop with the questions.

I went in on a group order for some Russian queens. They were supposed to be here tomorrow but arrived a day early today. I just made up the nuc at lunch. Is this evening after work too soon for me to introduce her to the new gang via delayed/slow release?

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Not sure what is a 'delayed/slow release?"
I read that Russian queen is a bit tricky to requeen. Probably better using a
queen intro. wire cage. So good luck on this one.
 

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I think the cage with the candy will do fine just pop the lid in four days after introduction to make sure she is loose, release if she is not and go away for another ten days.
 

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Not sure what is a 'delayed/slow release?"
I read that Russian queen is a bit tricky to requeen. Probably better using a
queen intro. wire cage. So good luck on this one.
a delayed release is what i call putting in the queen still in the cage with both ends plugged with candy/marshmallow. gives the bees in the nuc a chance to get used to her smell and hopefully accept her more readily.

i put the cage in after dark last night (helluva day yesterday) and popped the lid before leaving for work this morning. they were nicely clustered around the cage, so hopefully that's a good sign.
 
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