Queen died during a formic treatment. Still have 5 days left on the treatment. I’m assuming it’s not safe to introduce the new queen during the treatment?
I was lucky (situation considered) to find the queen on the hive stand when I went to check on them and she has obviously been stung. So, I guess I actually have a few questions:
I can't inspect them for queen cells during the treatment, right? It seems like opening the hive would seriously mess with my might treatment, and I definitely don't want to leave them half treated. I saw one chewed open and emptied supersedure cell the day I began the might treatment, it's been 2 days since.
Now, do I introduce during, immediately after, or shortly following the mite treatment? I'd like to requeen ASAP, but don't want to kill/wound her.
I have more questions, but they're heavily depending on when I can introduce the queen, so I'll if it becomes relevant. Please let me know if anything is confusing, got a lot going on atm even without the regicide.