New package install & queen placement

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by raehn, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. raehn

    raehn New Member

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    Hi, all-

    I just installed my package of bees into their new hive yesterday; however, this morning, I realized that we placed the queen in the hive with her candy plug DOWN instead of candy plug UP..... is this going to be a problem? I'm assuming there's a reason they say to put the plug side up???

    Happy Easter!
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    The reason for putting the candy up is to prevent dead assistants or debris from blocking the exit. It shouldn't hurt anything. I would check them Tues. or Wed. and if she isn't released, I would release her.
     

  3. raehn

    raehn New Member

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    Thank you very much for the reply!!