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Offline twintrades

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Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« on: July 24, 2011, 01:47:42 PM »
Hey i hived a swarm yester day and today my uncle wants it moved 100 ft farther from the house. :roll:

Should i be able to move it tonight 10 pmish with out going by the 3 ft or 3 mile rule ?

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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 01:58:35 PM »
Yes, I've done it plenty of times from 10 feet to 100 feet. They'll eventually get it. Especially a newly hived
swarm that doesn't have all of their bearings yet.
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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 03:28:07 PM »
If you got to move them, move them.   Some people place branches, leaves, grass in front of the hive to cause them to re-orientate.

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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 03:57:54 PM »
there in a field also so mabey thell see the box as well. now only if they would al just go inside...... im gonnabend up carrying a box with bees allover it....

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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 06:29:35 PM »
Wait until evening when they're all in. Placed rolled up window screen at the entrance, then move them.
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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 07:31:16 PM »
Hit the nail on the head thats my plan. I hope the bees that are clinging on to the sid wil go in for the night. If i smoke just the outside will they go inside or just leave ?

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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 10:24:04 PM »
You can drive them with smoke.

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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 12:45:10 AM »
Ok smoked the hive and threw my strap around it. Then i felt a crawling in my pants..... :shock: $^* i have elastic in my cuffs. Well after doing the hokeypoky :devilbanana:  in the dark im standing there with my pants&suit around my ankels. 3 time i was stung in the legs. At least i got the most currios bee outa some where else before it was to late.  Im putting draw strings in the pants cuff now.

SO it went fine after i ductaped my opening closed. some banches crossed infront of the hive and i spilled syurup inside so the girls are eating tonight. hope they still decide to stay even tho i really fuged this easy move up. I only ened up moving them 50 ft farther away.

Im going to remove the brances tusday morning on my way to work.

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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 01:00:43 AM »
 Dude, you gotta have a beer after that! :cheer:
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Re: Moving newly hived swarm 2 days after placing.
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 08:23:19 AM »
It was hot so i setteld for a mikes hard lemonade. :-D That hit the spot.