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Evaluating A Queen’s Performance – Part 4

Jim opens the colony being requeened with minimal smoke to see if the new queen is out of the cage and ideally, tries to see the new queen on the combs. 

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Questions:

  1. What is the reasoning for using as little smoke possible and minimal disturbance when checking on a newly released queen?
  2. Is it necessary to visually see the newly released queen to know that she is doing well?
  3. How many days after introduction should the new queen be checked on for release?