Although you should ask all possible questions BEFORE the pickup time, do not leave with the nuc or package without asking about the release of the queen. Unless you are sure the queen has been already released, you need to know how to release the queen if she is still caged. Usually, the queen is slowly released as bees remove a candy plug. However, when a queen is placed in the nuc or package, the candy plug may not be exposed until a tape or a cap or some procedure is performed. Ask if you are not sure how to make sure she will be released by the workers.
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