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Just wanted to check and see how long the queen can be out of the hive? I am making a demo hive for school talks and such, and didn't know when the original hive would start to miss her and start new queen cells.
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As Iddee said same day and you will be fine. When queen is gone you will see a queen cell 24 to 48 hours later usually or this is what I have read
 

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I took a frame of bees with the queen and put them in a observation hive for the Fair booth. (for 2 days) When i returned her to the hive they balled her and killed her. I believe the hive knows they are queenless in a hour or two and after 24 to 48hrs her pheromone is all but forgotten. Jack
 

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Thank you all.
 
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