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hannah donovan
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: best time of day for transfuring bees? Reply with quote

i just read another post about transfuring bees into new hive, someone suggested in dusk, becuase the queen is less likey to fly ...but what about in the s=daytime when the bees are mostly out foreging , wouldnt that mean less disturbance for them?
i am unsure .. what is best ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your getting muddled with reading so much, your asking about transferring, from another hive or a caught swarm ???
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, just saw your other post, so you have a makeshift hive and you want to transfer into the good one, ??

have you made it so the top bars on both are the same size and you can pick up and swap over?

if so, then as long as the hive is staying in the same place, then yes, daytime less bees and make the transfer

think the bit you read was about transferring a swarm, totally different kettle of fish
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hannah donovan
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:27 pm    Post subject: dexters reply Reply with quote

Thankyou dexter .. YES you are corret, it is a swarm in a makeshift hive, that we need to put into a permenant home.. so are you saying morning is best when they are all out foraging? Smile thanks agian.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

morning or afternoon, makes not much difference, I tend to do most things around 4pm,
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If transferring within the apiary, I go for when more of them are not at home. If transferring further afield I will put them in a nuc box tbh or national depending on where they are moving from/to and then put them in new hive around dusk.
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