yer its a bit weird my hives at the moment, i have 3 frames specifically designed for my top bar hive in one of my hives, they are shaped as a v intstead of the usually rectangular frames, i do have many close water supplies but thats all that they are collecting at the moment sadly, i removed my excluder and let my queen upstairs the other day and she has slowly made her way to lay upstairs which is good becuase i need these top bar hive frames filled with brood, the ants here are ludicrus immortal, i have tried everything, i have found that lacing bearing grease with lime is the only way to stop them, just spread it over the legs of the hive and the ants scream running in the other direction, but the shb suck too!! i have tho found a new place in the bush which has nearly every species of important nector producing trees in qld, and a good nearby water supply so im really keen to wack up some new stands and take them out there, here is a question i need answering,
i want to move only 2 hives with the ute about 25km's, but, i wait until all the bees have returned and the entrance of the hives look like full swarms just sitting there,, so how do i get the bees inside if its just too hot here, also, i have alot of drones cruising around the hives, is it normal this time of year ????