Timing of bees emergence with bloom
I am a bit confused on the subject of timing my bees emergence with my fruit tree blossoms.
What do I use to let them emerge in, while indoors? I see you sell emergence shelters. As they are emerging, can the first to emerge just stay in the shelter (or box?) while I wait for the rest to emerge, or do they need to be released immediately as they emerge? I usually set the emergence shelter with cocoons inside my home at 65- 70C for a day prior to setting them out. The emerged bees, will be inside the emergence shelter until released the next morning. Of course I take the risk that if it rains ( or is very cold) for a week, I will loose the emerged bees. I find the emergence shelter the most useful emergence tool because it is bee- tight. I usually set out 1/4 of my cocoons out at the time, with 5-7 day gap between emergence. This way, some batches may be lost due to the weather, but unlikely that all four batches will be lost due to bad weather.