Please support Friends of the Bees to keep this forum free to use.

Natural Beekeeping International Forum
low-cost, low-impact, balanced beekeeping for everyone

 Forum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileYour Profile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Please Read The Rules before posting.



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)
need help late swarm in warré hive...

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    beekeeping forum -> URGENT Help needed now!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
hubertpilon
New Bee


Joined: 17 Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Location: Québec, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:13 pm    Post subject: need help late swarm in warré hive... Reply with quote

Hi,

It is my first warré hive. I live in Canada. My bees swarmed yesterday! There was a lot of room in hive (1 box full, 3 empty).
I'm surprised because it is the first year and so late in summer...

I catched the swarm, put in 2 warré box with floor and temporary roof...

What should I do now? Start a new hive, that late in summer, and should I feed them? Try reuniting the two halves?

If you have time to give me your opinion, it would help me a lot!

Long life to bees!

Hubert
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rmcpb
Scout Bee


Joined: 17 Jul 2011
Posts: 447
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would lean toward recombining them BUT not too soon or they may just swarm again. Let the swarm stay in the temporary box for a few days to a week. Remove any queen cells from the original hive so they are queenless (it is getting too late to raise a queen anyway for you). Do a newspaper combine in six or seven days. When they settle down, another week, go in and arrange stores so they make sense, the bees may not have time to do this before your really cold weather starts and you don't want store split up in your winter.

Hope this helps
Rob.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hubertpilon
New Bee


Joined: 17 Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Location: Québec, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: need help late swarm in warré hive... Reply with quote

thank you Rob!

Seems a good idea...

is it possible that the queen in old hive already born?

I see lots of drones in front of hive...

I am trying to avoid taking the frameless combs all out...

do I have to find her or queen cells absolutely or older queen will take over?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hubertpilon
New Bee


Joined: 17 Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Location: Québec, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: need help late swarm in warré hive... Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your opinion...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ingo50
Scout Bee


Joined: 30 May 2014
Posts: 311
Location: Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hubert you may wish to join David Heaf's Warre yahoogroup forum, lots of very experienced Warreors who will be able to give good advice too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    beekeeping forum -> URGENT Help needed now! All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

SPECIAL OFFER FOR UK FORUM MEMBERS - Buy your protective clothing here and get a special 15% discount! (use the code BAREFOOTBEEKEEPER at checkout and be sure to 'update basket')



Are the big energy companies bleeding you dry?


Is way too much of your hard-earned family income going up in smoke?

Are you worried about what could happen if the ageing grid system fails?

You need to watch this short video NOW to find out how YOU can cut your energy bills TO THE BONE within 30 days!

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)

Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

Information about the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


4th Edition paperback now available from Lulu.com

See beekeeping books for details and links to ebook versions.
site map
php. BB © 2001, 2005 php. BB Group

View topic - need help late swarm in warré hive... - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum