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Package bees arrived late, what do now?

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Package bees arrived late, what do now?

I ordered package bees and they didn't get to me until 12 days later. They were mostly dead but the queen was alive and I put them into my top bar hive anyway. I'm doubtful that they will be able to draw comb and get the queen to laying quick enough for a new brood to come along and sustain a hive. Anyone been in a similar situation? Thoughts on what to do next? Oh yeah and I've got them set up with an entrance feeder full of syrup.

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