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Martin White
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Location: Co. Meath, Ireland

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: Moving a TBH Reply with quote

I wish to move a TBH to a different site about 70 meters in distance. Do I have to move it > than 3 + Kilometers first, and bring it back later.

Martin
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Moving a TBH Reply with quote

Martin White wrote:
I wish to move a TBH to a different site about 70 meters in distance. Do I have to move it > than 3 + Kilometers first, and bring it back later.

Martin


Hi,

No, just be sure to add something across the entrance to make it different than before. Like a bushy branch from a tree or such like.

This will make the bees re-originate to the new location, we move colonies all the time in our Bee yard and this works fine.

We talk about this in our article about moving hives, but this is mainly about moving Langstroths hive. But the entrance obstruction will work the same.
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trekmate
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in a bee yard any bees looking for the old hive may be accepted into another hive with a bribe of nectar or pollen. If you only have the one hive in that location, you'll see some bees looking for the entrance! I leave a bait hive with the entrance in the same position as the old hive position and after dark empty the bees on the landing board of the hive in it's new location. You may need to do this for a few days.
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Martin White
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Moving a TBH Reply with quote

Thank you all for your advice and very useful tips. such a great resourse.

Martin
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