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jaseemtp
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« on: April 28, 2012, 01:59:27 PM »

I performed a cut out in a old barn that was about to pushed down.  There was a very large colony inside, I removed a lot of bees and brood.  I was suprised to see that there was nothing in the way of honey stores though.  After getting the girls home I decided to split them up into 3 seperate colonies.  Each new colony was given several frames of both open and closed brood.  I did make sure that each one had plenty of eggs and very young brood. So far they have been closed up for the past 4 days.  I have screened bottom boards and they are in an area where they recieve afternoon shade.  I have been feeding them 1:1 syrup and gave each one some pollen sub.
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When I open them up tomorrow will they attempt to join up with the queen right part of the split?  I did move them 15 miles from their original location but now they are in the same yard and pretty close together.

Is there a better way to do this?  I am wanting to increase the number of colonies I have with as little expense as possible. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 02:03:06 PM »

Sounds good, just keep feeding.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 03:25:56 PM »

yeah they done lost her "scent" by now. pour the feed.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 03:28:57 PM »

Open them up and let them fly, they will not recombine now. They should have started new queen cells by now.

Pour the feed to them is right.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 01:14:21 AM »

Any thoughts on how long to let them set before going through them?
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 09:08:26 AM »

Another thing that will hold them to their hive is the open brood...they seldom desert it.

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