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Package Bees – Part 1

In this segment, John shows how to prepare the package and the queen. The queen cage is prepared for positioning with the empty colony. Due to high winds at the time of release, a slightly modified release technique was used. 

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Questions:

  1. What are the steps to preparing the package for dumping the bees into the hive?
  2. Should any frames be removed from the hive the bees are being dumped into and if so why?
  3. Why is the sugar end of the queen cage aimed upward?