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Author Topic: When to Requeen, and switch to 2:1  (Read 2074 times)
House Bee
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Location: Batavia, Ohio

« on: July 07, 2012, 03:48:48 PM »

I have a hive that has taken to stinging me through my beesuit and clothes. They don't go after me when I'm standing ten feet from the hive, but then again it is a new package this spring so it's not that strong yet. If it happens again tomorrow morning, I am thinking of requeening. Seems like this is a good time to do it. The heat killed everything so we are going into a dearth. I had planned to switch to 2:1 sugar water around July 15th, maybe just a bit later (I think the goldenrod, our big Fall flow, comes in around mid-Sept, but everything is early this year).

When do you all switch to 2:1 (if feeding)? And would that be a good time to requeen?

Galactic Bee
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Location: Hiram, Georgia

« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 09:42:52 PM »

I feed 2 to 1 in the fall after the goldenrod.    A week hive may get robbed during a dry period if bees smell that feed.  And you can requeen anytime now. 
Joe D
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Location: Ovett, Ms

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 11:33:30 PM »

Did you requeen and how are they doing now.  Good luck with your bees.

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