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"I don't think Flottum is talking about packages when advocating a five day wait to pull the cork in a queen cage."

I agree. For package bees you want the queen to start laying as soon as possible and five days is "almost" another week behind. We assume that most packages spend some time in transit, [1-2 days?] so the bees have time to accept the queen. If you were to pick up a package that had just been made up on the premises of the packager, that might be different.
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