Quantcast

First Move

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

grizzly 

Drone Bee
Joined
Nov 9, 2008
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
0
Location
Hampshire
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
6
Did my first move on one of my colonies this evening, this is my newest site, when the sun came out it was fab, i left it as late as possible to shut the hive up, but there were still some returning foragers, so i popped a nuc box down where the brood had been, hopefully they will collect there.

I have yet to tidy up and cut back all the overgrown bits, but i should be able to get a few hives here over time, the pic shows the hive just after i opened it up, i hope the bees will find this to be a good spot.
 
Last edited:

Poly Hive 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
13,655
Reaction score
3
Location
Scottish Borders
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
9 and 18 Nucs
What time of evening was this when you shut them in?

PH
 

grizzly 

Drone Bee
Joined
Nov 9, 2008
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
0
Location
Hampshire
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
6
6pm, earlier than i wanted but i had to be onsite before 6.30.
 

Poly Hive 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
13,655
Reaction score
3
Location
Scottish Borders
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
9 and 18 Nucs
As I think you know yourself it was far from ideal.

I never move bees much before flying has stopped and have had to abandon planned moves at 10pm before now due to ongoing flying.

Also been thwarted at 5am for that matter. So when is the ideal time?

After flying has finished of course.. which in turn is temperature dependent.

11pm to 4 am is pretty safe all in all.

PH
 

Latest posts

Top