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Offline mattP

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Walk away split
« on: April 20, 2009, 01:51:18 PM »
I have a hive that has both hive bodies full of bees.  I was going to make a walk away split.  Can I leave it in the same yard or will I get a lot of drift back to the old hive?

Offline annette

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Re: Walk away split
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 05:29:42 PM »

Offline doak

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Re: Walk away split
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 05:38:22 PM »
I make sure I have a frame of eggs/young brood in both.
Unless you find the queen and isolate her for a few minutes, other wise, you never know where she is
Shake off a few extra bees and give an extra frame of Capped brood.
I do a walk-away  almost every year. :)doak

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Re: Walk away split
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 08:35:01 PM »
>Can I leave it in the same yard

Yes.

> or will I get a lot of drift back to the old hive?

Yes.  Shake extra bees in to make up for it.
Michael Bush
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