Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 17, 2014, 06:22:42 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: treatment of two cutouts.  (Read 477 times)
New Bee
Offline Offline

Posts: 24

Location: South of Houston, tX

« on: June 22, 2013, 11:44:35 PM »

Took one hive last week was doing well then yesterday it got robbed. I've slowed it down some but I tihnk there is still a bt of odd behavior so I don't think its totally over.

Took another one today.

Did not confirm a queen in either but the first one had several supercedure/swarm cells on the comb. SO now the question is do I add the one from today by shaking it out? Do a combo say with newspaper or just treat it as a separate hive?

My hesitaion comes from the robbing- the first one is obviously weak and vulnerable- but is it not on defense? If I try to do anything will they not attack the new residents.

And again there may be queens in one or both..
House Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 175

Location: Eastern NC

« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 02:18:48 PM »

I'm a newbee, and I had a problem with robbing from a cutout too. I have a really strong hive next to this smaller hive. I put a reducer on the entracne to give the smaller hive a smaller area to defend. That seemed to really help them out. Just throwing that out there.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.103 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page December 11, 2014, 05:10:26 PM