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Offline classeroadbees

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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
or will they calm down PLEEEEAAAAAASEEEEEEE HELP THANKS CLASSEROADBEES

Offline Hethen57

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Re: AFTER 2 splits my hives seem to be very upset is this normal
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 02:42:57 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.
-Mike

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: AFTER 2 splits my hives seem to be very upset is this normal
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 04:31:53 AM »
Queenless hives are often unfriendly.  They may be queenless.
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Offline Superdog

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Re: AFTER 2 splits my hives seem to be very upset is this normal
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 04:05:35 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.


Offline MustbeeNuts

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Re: AFTER 2 splits my hives seem to be very upset is this normal
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 06:02:01 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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