This weekend’s cutout is very large and more than likely will take me two days. Temperatures are supposed to be close to 100 degrees both days. I’ll be working in a basement crawl space so working temperatures won’t be bad I’m just worried about the added stress oppressive heat might put on the colony being handled, vacuumed, transported, and relocated???
What do you southern guys run into doing a cutout with temperatures this high?
Somethings you should know:
- The job is an hour from my house.
- We are having a very good flow going and I will be dealing with lots of uncapped honey.
- Because it an inside removal I won’t be able to use smoke at all and I will be vacuuming the whole way. I have two Robo bee vacs, and extra shims.
Should I postpone this cutout, temperatures aren’t liable to get a whole lot better?
What extra precautions should I take to help the bees if I go ahead and do the removal?
Thanks, still a rookie and I don’t want to kill bees