Removing the Queen's Cage?
Just installed my first package of bees yesterday. Pulled the cork on the queen's cage on the candy end so they could eat their way in to her over the next several days, hopefully acclimating to her by the time they get there, etc.
Question is, how long should I wait before removing the empty cage? I know it'll take days for them to free her, and that its generally not a good idea to go messing with the hive at all until they're fully settled in.
I don't see any real problem with just leaving it in there for several months other than the small amount of potential comb space it takes up, but figured I'd better double check just to be sure.