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Offline twintrades

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How long to let a cut out hive sit ?
« on: June 29, 2011, 08:40:34 AM »
How long should i leave the bees alone for after doing a cut out ? Id like to see if i have a queen. And im planning on putting on a second hive body asap.

What would you recomend ?

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Re: How long to let a cut out hive sit ?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 11:13:53 AM »
Four days or more. If you have eggs then, you have a queen.
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Re: How long to let a cut out hive sit ?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 09:04:49 PM »
The first thing I do upon bringing them to the bee yard is pop the top and make sure frames are together to observe proper bee space. Frames have a way of separating during travel.

If the queen is caged you need to release her after a few days.

After that, I wouldn't mess with them for at least four days.


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Re: How long to let a cut out hive sit ?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 10:22:04 PM »
Didnt see the queen i guess tomorrow ill add the super and check for the queen.

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Re: How long to let a cut out hive sit ?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 04:02:56 PM »
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Re: How long to let a cut out hive sit ?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 08:59:54 PM »
OK poped the top. ANd there buzy attaching the comb to the frames. And I have a queen ! At least i have one. It looked like she was trying to find a spot to lay !

How long after adding the second hive body would it take for them to fillout the foundation and for her to start laying ?

 

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