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Offline adamant

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Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:33:15 PM »
Tried it today we will see if it works. Had a hive that i noticed a few bees coming out of and one three down with a lot at the enterence so i made the switch late afternoon and even added a deep with drawn comb.

Question.. how long  till i see a difference?

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Re: Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 06:42:45 PM »
Tomorrow I would think.

I have used it a few times always worked for me.

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Re: Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 06:47:49 PM »
You should have moved them when all the foraging bees were out. Would have been a stronger boost.


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Re: Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 08:43:56 PM »
No matter whether they are in or out,  the first time they leave they will return to the old location. That is my honest understanding.  :) d2

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Re: Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 08:49:34 PM »
No matter whether they are in or out,  the first time they leave they will return to the old location. That is my honest understanding.  :) d2

I'm thinking Don is right on this...if there's nothing to que them to reorient, they'll return to the original location.
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Re: Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 09:52:31 PM »
Ahh moots is coming along well.   They will return mostly to the original hive site the first time they leave to forage the next day.
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Re: Rotating weak hive with strong hive
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 06:22:08 AM »
What the others said is correct. I've used this technique several times. Works well. The only issue I've had is that it can involve some heavy lifting.
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