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MrB 

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Is there a typical time of day when these happen?
also
How long would the queen normally be out of the hive?
 

Monsieur Abeille 

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Fairly sure its normally between 10 and 2 - sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

No idea how long she stays out for I'm afraid.
 

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