Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
December 22, 2014, 12:17:41 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE READ THIS OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED - CLICK HERE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: new hive late summer?  (Read 1092 times)
Wis Bee
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 26

Location: East central Wisconsin


« on: September 05, 2007, 10:33:11 AM »


    Out of curiosity, at this time of year say you feel you have surplus honey
    stores ( say 3 medium supers worth) and you want to start another hive
    with the bees inside those supers, can you do this successfully?

    Can you even order a queen this time of year? If so how is the general quality
    of queens supplied now as compared with other times of the year?

    Thanks
Logged
BMAC
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 615

Location: Upstate NY Schoharie county


WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 01:20:22 PM »

fall queens are generally superior to spring queens do to less problems with the weather during mating flights.  Is there really that much of a surplus of bees in your hive.

Remember a lot of these bees will probably bee dead in the next month as they are used up foraging bees.  Dont weaken the colony too much just before winter.
Logged

God Bless all the troops
Semper Fi Marines!
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13970


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 06:37:43 AM »

It's getting a big late for a split.  It's possible they could build up enough for winter, but it's pushing it.  The first week of August is about as late as you can get them built back up around here, and I'm further South than you.

To do a split it takes more than honey.  You'll need all the things that make a hive a hive.
http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
Wis Bee
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 26

Location: East central Wisconsin


« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007, 09:00:26 PM »


     Thanks for the information, I will not attempt the split this year. But
     was curious about the possibility of it working this late in the season.
Logged
johnnybigfish
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2038


Location: Wichita Falls Tx


WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 10:16:31 PM »

 Hey Yall!
 I just saw a place advertising Australian packages and queens from"Beeweaver.com"..Theyre supposed to be ready after Sept 17th I think. I'm gonna get some of these and try them out. Of course I'll probably feed them through the winter here as I'm in the Wichita Falls Tx area and we usually have a week winter I said "usually"....With climate change and global warming and all those other things "THEY" dont want you to know about we could be under 6 ft of snow by October! Wink
your friend,
john
Logged

Shawn
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1215

Location: Glennallen, AK


« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 11:49:22 AM »

Johnnybigfish,

Just a note since I was reading the forums. Read the "LA Times" in the colony collapse forum. It talks about bees being imported into the US have the CCD and the Israeli virus. Just thought I would let you know incase you did not see the post.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.107 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page November 04, 2014, 04:49:04 AM