Bee Day – queen cage

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Because beekeepers rear queens outside of hives, the package's queen is not the mother of the other bees. The workers would kill her if she were not protected, and she cannot survive long without attendants either. While confined, the queen and her attendants feed on fondant; its residue is visible in the center. The cage hangs alongside the can. It is held up by a plastic strip stapled to the cage at one end and to the outside top of the package at the other end. (3 × 1 1⁄8 faces, 3⁄4 depth)