- Jul 23, 2009
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The whole thread is now in the beginners section so replies hopefully should be more helpful.
The problem is that unless you give us all the information it's difficult to offer a sensible solution.
HiWhere is your queenless hive situated now (the one that the friend has moved over to your place)? Hopefully outside the poly tunnel, stick a sheet of newspaper ontop, queen excluder than a brood box. Transfer your frames from the nuc into that (hopefully all frames from both boxes are compatible) along with some drawn or foundation frames to fill it out. Stick a feeder on top and leave them to it for 2 weeks. Come back and check on them and if all going well you can decide the condense down to a single brood for the winter using the best frames.
Move and combine. Yes you might lose some of the bees from your friends colony but he has other hives they can find homes in.Hi
This is my dilemma. The queenless hive is half mile up the road I don’t own or have it yet.
we just moved one here and it was successful but I still don’t know which to do first move the queenless here first or combine then move.
Once wasps locate and predate a weak colony there's not much that can be done to save it, except to move it 3 miles way until the end of the wasp season. Good luck with the unite, and let us know the outcome.keep the wasps out ... studied what course of action I could take ... there was NOTHING I could do
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