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BenMurray 

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Hi folks,

I've just sited a new hive, what does the forum think (a) open the entrance after a few hours to settle after the journey (b) leave the girls to settle overnight and open the entrance tomorrow?

as always i kind find literature stating both methods are doable

Thanks

Ben
 

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Whenever I have moved a hive to a new location I have opened the entrance straight away, in daylight.
 

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Likewise :). A tip I was given was to place a bunch of grass at the entrance to prevent the bees from rushing out before plotting their location, never tried it myself but can see the logic behind it .

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Same here, but then i have never driven my bees for more than 8 miles, but i always open them up to get the airflow going again and let them fly if they wish.
 

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If you want them to suffocate leave them shut in.

I ALWAYS open immediately.

PH
 

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