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Did I read that Russian queens sometimes come with (push in) wire introduction cages - which allow them to begin laying before they are released in the "conventional (queen candy plug) manner? The benefits appear be many-fold. Extending the introduction time while getting down to a bit of business, improved introduction success, and laying a few potential "successor seeds" , in the event the introduction fails.

BTW - having the package bees all over the (unreleased) queen cage isn't unusual in my experience. I have no hands on experience with Russians but follow the topic with interest.
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