Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 27, 2014, 07:29:19 PM *
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(1)  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: When you add brood frame to swarm?  (Read 453 times)
New Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 46

Location: Hillsborough NC

« on: April 10, 2011, 07:57:46 PM »

When you a add brood frame to swarm do I need to brush off the nurse bees from the frame or do they go with frame?
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 08:11:55 PM by Bighead » Logged

"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
-- Thomas Paine
Super Bee
Offline Offline

Posts: 1681

Location: North Carolina

« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 08:33:38 PM »

You can leave the nurse bees if you are sure your queen is not on that frame, but it's hard to tell when you have several thousand bees to sort through.  Probably safer to brush the bees off the frame.  The swarm bees will take care of the brood.

"You never can tell with bees."  --  Winnie-the-Pooh
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.145 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page December 04, 2014, 05:29:50 PM