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Offline Wes Sapp

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Combining ?
« on: May 06, 2009, 09:56:01 PM »
I have 2 hives in seperate yards (about 25 miles apart) that I want to combine. One is queenless and has 2 med. supers and the other has 1 med. super with a great queen. Any suggestions on how to get the 2 hives together with out loosing alot of foragers from either hive?
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Offline bailey

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Re: Combining ?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 10:27:39 PM »
seal up the queenless hive at dark after the foragers come back home and take it home to the hive that has a queen.
the do a newspaper combine with the queenless bees on top.

should be fairly simple.

have you done a combine before?
if so then follow the same steps, if not then do a forum search on newspaper combines and read up before doing the combine.

make sure the " queenless hive" is in fact queenless first!
wouldnt want to mix 2 queens and risk the good one.

most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.