Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
April 17, 2014, 06:51:53 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Bee Vac Question - Time before unoccupied Broodcomb suffers Chillbrood  (Read 803 times)
Grandma_DOG
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 329


Location: Austin, TX

Build it, and they will comb.


WWW
« on: May 07, 2009, 02:36:48 AM »

I've a few cutouts and a few wretched butcheries. So I'm building a Bee Vac.

Once I Vac the bees I wondered about my time issues. How long can the brood comb survive before it fatally chills?

Can I Vac bees, pop the brood in a box, drive it for a few hours and then put the bees back in.  What about 12 hours?  Surely 24 hours kills it?
Logged

Cindi
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 9827

Location: Grindrod, B.C. Canada


« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 10:56:37 AM »

An answer is required.  Beautiful days in our great lives, health.  Cindi
Logged

There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service
Robo
Technical
Administrator
Galactic Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6343


Location: Scenic Catskill Mountains - NY

Beekeep On!


WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 11:57:55 AM »

I can't give you an exact time,  but what works well for me is that I cut out the brood comb, put it in frames and put the frames in a polystyrene nuc with attached bees.   I have gone 6-8 hours with this method without issue, and expect could go longer.  With my bee vac, I add the brood to the bees in the vac before I travel home.

Obviously outside temperature plays a big part, but I don't attempt cut-outs when the temperature is too low.
Logged

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison


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 0.116 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page March 29, 2014, 10:17:21 AM