Hello, welcome to a new category, Beekeeping - Intermediate. I realised that we didn’t have a category for general beekeeping that was more than the basics.
As the title describes, I’d like to know how long beekeepers on the forum wait before inserting a new queen after removing the original. I understand that for best results, wait at least 24 hours, however, what if opportunity to wait isn’t available and how likely is it that the colony will reject the new queen if she’s inserted immediately (caged queen) after the original queen is removed?
I see that Randy Oliver promotes instant replacement but I was surprised to see this as it’s the first I’ve heard.