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Local feral survivors in eight frame medium boxes.
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The issue of introducing a queen is very different with a package that has been with her for the last few days and a colony you made queenless yesterday and has never met the queen. The issue is also different if it is a very defensive hive. With a package I do a direct release. If you want to do an introduction, a hole will speed things along, which in the case of the package is a good thing. But if I were introducing her to an established colony that I am requeening, I would not put the hole in the candy. I'd give them more time to get used to her. If it is a hot hive, I'd probably do a push in cage over some emerging brood.
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