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Offline FordGuy

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Can I combine nurse bees from different hives?
« on: August 25, 2005, 11:17:59 PM »
Hi guys/gals - I am re-queening a weak hive, and would like to add nurse bees from other hives...can I just knock them in there?

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Can I combine nurse bees from different hives?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005, 11:08:41 AM »
You can probably shake some bees off of open brood from another hive into a weak hive with no problems.  In a strong hive it will probably set off some fighting.  A frame of emerging brood might make more of a boost and have better acceptance.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2005, 12:46:51 PM »
thanks as usual!

 

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