Here is the queen in her cage, after being removed from the package of bees.  She is placed between two frames in the hive, then the bees are shaken into the hive where they will cluster around her.  After 24 hours, I opened the hive and released the queen, as she had been accepted by the bees.  The cage was then removed from the hive.  Now, the bees will continue to consume sugar syrup so they can build was comb and the queen can begin laying eggs in the new comb.  Now, I just feed more and more sugar syrup, allowing the bees to work hard without flying great distances to collect nectar.  They will fly and bring pollen back to the hive, necessary for raising new bees.

Queen In Cage

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