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Offline zzen01

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Bees stuck in Package Box
« on: April 18, 2009, 10:51:07 PM »
Ok I have hived my 2 Italian Package bees. Now I have a small "clump" of then that will not leave the box. I have to box set in front of the hive right now. What do i do?

And Now we are going to have a thunderstorm w/in the next 4 or so hours. Will this hurt them?
« Last Edit: April 18, 2009, 11:44:26 PM by zzen01 »

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Re: Bees stuck in Package Box
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 10:57:17 PM »
Wait until tomorrow afternoon and see if the problem corrects it. I'm betting it does.
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Re: Bees stuck in Package Box
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 11:04:11 PM »
I like to cut open the screen on the front of the box - EZ to shake out.

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Re: Bees stuck in Package Box
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 11:13:48 PM »
Give the package a good smack on the ground to knock them loose, shake em in. You want to get as many out as possible so that the remainder leave the package, you do not want them to cluster up in the box.

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Re: Bees stuck in Package Box
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 11:22:19 PM »
I had about 100 bees left in the package, propped it up a foot in front of the hive.  Next day, they're still there, so gave it a whack and dumped them in.

Oh, wait a minute.  Just do what OldEnglish said :-)
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