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Author Topic: AFTER 2 splits my hives seem to be very upset is this normal  (Read 1378 times)
New Bee
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« on: May 09, 2010, 11:27:23 PM »

I split my main hive 2 ways and now i have cant even get to within 20 ft before
i get dive bombed is this normal
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 01:42:57 AM »

I have one hive that is agressive and they were that way for a day or two after I split them.  My Carnie hives could care less after a split or full inspection.  They should settle down.

Michael Bush
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 03:31:53 AM »

Queenless hives are often unfriendly.  They may be queenless.

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 03:05:35 PM »

Like Mr Bush said.  When you did your split, did you get a new queen for the queenless hive, or are you letting them make a queen.  If you have them making their own queen, make sure you put some frames in the hive without a queen that have eggs in them.  Then in a couple of weeks, they should settle down a bit after their new queen emerges.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 05:02:01 PM »

I just made 5  splts, no one seemed to care except that i was in the hives a long time pulling out frames with qc's, there were lots of them , and still some left, these are carni stock, an like above couldn't care less. just bummed when I flipped the last box cause they had to wait for me. LOL


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