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Offline WhipCityBeeMan

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How long before I can bring my girls home
« on: September 24, 2008, 06:15:38 PM »
I recently tried a technique I read about in Bee Culture.  I basically double queened a hive in order to get more bees into a hive body that had an insufficient amount of workers.  After quite a time passed I  moved the weak hive to my parents house to avoid having the workers drift back to their original hive.  They have been up there for about a week so far but I want them back here because I have to fill their feeders and also I get a lot more sunshine here which stimulates their activity.

How long should I wait until I bring them home?
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Offline Moonshae

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Re: How long before I can bring my girls home
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 08:15:17 PM »
A week should be fine. Many people say 3 days, but I still had some smart bees that remembered where their old home was after that long.
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Offline WhipCityBeeMan

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Re: How long before I can bring my girls home
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 09:33:28 PM »
I just got home from moving them back so we shall see how it goes. I will put some leaves in front of the entrance.  I am glad I am not a migratory beekeeper.  Moving hives is always an adventure. 
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