Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
April 17, 2014, 10:25:42 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Re-queening in the Fall?  (Read 2286 times)
leominsterbeeman
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 461


Location: Leominster, MA


WWW
« on: August 02, 2004, 01:45:48 PM »

I often hear that it's better to requeen in the fall than in the spring.  For these reasons:

Better Queens
Better Acceptance
Lest disruption in Colony

Depending on who you talk to, the "Fall" is anytime from the end
of August  until mid-November.    I am not planning on removing my supers until mid September to take advantage of a late nectar flow.  I would think that is the best time to re-queen, after the supers are off.

What other plans are out there?

MPK
Logged

Bee Boy
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 211

Location: Illinois


« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2004, 01:51:54 PM »

You can do it in the spring also, the advantages to this are:


-Colony is less prone to swarm after being requeened
-A vigorous new queen will build up the population quick for honey flows
-Colony will enter the winter with large population
-Bees are les aggressive during the spring with no honey stores to guard
-Time to assess a queen's performance
Logged

Bee Boy
Anonymous
Guest
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2004, 09:50:19 PM »

august issue of bee culture has good article on fall requeening
Logged
Finman
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 440


Location: Hopelessly Lost


« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2004, 10:52:11 PM »

Quote from: leominsterbeeman
I often hear that it's better to requeen in the fall than in the spring.  For these reasons:

Better Queens
Better Acceptance
Lest disruption in Colony


What other plans are out there?

MPK


Requeening is difficult in the fall if there is no honey flow on the field. August in Finland is difficult time.

It must be egg laying queen during August that it makes over wintering bees.

In the begining of September we take honey from hives away and we give 20 kg  sugar per hive. When taking sugar liguid it is easy and safe to give new queen to the colony.

There is narrow time when we get queens in Finland. We can buy in May queens from southern countries but they are not good in our climate.

***Better Queens  - local race, yes
***Better Acceptance- oh no

***Lest disruption in Colony  - Huh

Not early but the in July requeening is better. If new bees are angry or week against foul brood, you have time to requeen it again.
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 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.112 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page March 24, 2014, 06:04:08 AM
anything