Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
December 21, 2014, 11:24:54 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  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Update on cutouts  (Read 478 times)
gardeningfireman
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 564


Location: Richfield, OH (Summit County)


« on: May 20, 2011, 12:29:33 PM »

I went through the first hive today. No queen, no uncapped brood, some capped brood, 4 capped queen cells, about half the original amount of bees. Maybe they swarmed? Thinking about transferring them into a 7 frame nuc box.  Or should I leave them in the deep box and fill it out with frames of honey? I plan on bringing home the second colony tonight and going through it tomorrow. If there is still enough uncapped brood in it, I will put some into the first colony.
Logged

gardeningfireman
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 564


Location: Richfield, OH (Summit County)


« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 09:14:36 PM »

I brought home the second hive and went through it today. No queen, but two queen cells, both kind of small. I will put one of the queen cells from the first one into it tomorrow. That will give me three queen cells in each of the cutout colonies. I added several frames of brood and bees (from a friend) to the first colony to give it a boost until the new queen starts laying. Both hives now have two deeps, with brood, honey, nectar, and a few empty frames. I also have entrance feeders on them and have the scrap honey comb from their original hives nearby for them. My friend also gave me a couple frames of brood and bees with two queen cells for my nuc/observation hive. I think they will do okay.
Logged

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 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.087 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page December 12, 2014, 03:47:18 AM