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Help me out. Got a head scratch-er of a call this evening. Gentleman in South Carolina calls and says he got a package out of Georgia from a local broker and installed it on Saturday. Today he comes home and his wife says " The bees left." I went through the standard reasons why they might have left like dead queen, ants, etc. and the only thing I could even come close to figuring out as to what happened is that the feeder can had not been punched at the shaking and the bees had been without feed since makeup. Not sure how long the time from shake to installation was. Never heard of anything like this causing an abandonment of a hive body. What say you...? I told him to call the dealer and squeeze a new package out of him for no other reason than the fact that the transit time without feed was unknown and caused "sluggish bees" upon arrival.