« Last post by CliveHive on May 04, 2016, 02:27:17 PM »
Thanks - - Will do. Think I figured it out - - - , and will appreciate review of a painful lesson - - When I split the hive the split went onto the old hive landing board, and the original hive was moved about 20' away and allowed to 'calm down' for a couple of days, while I prep'd the new site. Returning bees found the split - - no problem. I thought (wrongly) that house bees in the original hive would live on stored honey until I got them moved to their new home - - - but - - when the girls didn't show up from their foraging, the queen shut-down - - - and the house bees shut down - - and the small hive beetles didn't shut down - - - and when I moved the hives, and got a look inside, the split was healthy & happy and getting to know their new queen, and the original colony had mostly dead. A lot to happen in 2.5 days - - - . Do I have this right?
Will newspaper transfer this evening - - moving the now queenless original hive deep box on top of the active and newly queen'd split box, with a couple of sheets of newspaper (with a couple of small slits) between the two boxes. Sorry to be a PIA, but I am a little goosey after screwing this up, and appreciate the 'double-check'