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Is there any preferred position for the hole with the queen candy in it to face when you put the cage in the hive? What about position in the hive, I ususally use a middle frame in the top most brood chamber, just because it's easy to reach.
 

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It also depends upon how you install your queen - package vs no package. If you are just doing a requeen of existing hive in normal warm weather, candy end up will work for queens with attendants just fine. If she has no attendants as with cali mini cages, candy down works better. If you are doing a package install it all depends upon weather and if you have extra room above the frames. Lots of people will put a shallow super above the normal deep frames to use as a funnel so that all the frames are in place, then place queen with screen side up candy cork open and dump bees ontop of her then close up hive for a couple days. This allows the bees to spread out on their own and keep the queen warm if it gets cooler as they will ball up around her to keep her warm. Also makes it simple to remove the queen cage when you come back, just open up, grab queen cage, verify she's out, and remove empty shallow super and close up hive.
 
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