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any idea how long a queen with attendants (+candy) will keep going for?

given they survive a postal journey it got me wondering.....

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any idea how long a queen with attendants (+candy) will keep going for?

given they survive a postal journey it got me wondering.....

Jez
Maximum one week. First will die attendants and then queen is in bad shape.

Practically 3 days is enough in cage.

It depends how you measure it: safe limit to all, on average, maximum.
 

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thanks, I have a few Q's being posted today, arrive tomorrow and then will place in the hives on Wed (in the rain no doubt) - so 2 days in cage

thats the plan anyway

Maximum one week. First will die attendants and then queen is in bad shape.

Practically 3 days is enough in cage.

It depends how you measure it: safe limit to all, on average, maximum.
 

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