Shaking bees

You have just gotten your bees, either in the mail or you have gone and picked them up in person. Now what do you do? Covers from installation in your hive until the end of the first winter and the first blooms of spring.
Max
Freshman Beekeeper
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 pm
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Shaking bees

Postby Max » Sun May 22, 2016 4:45 am

I have three hives, two are kicking posterior but 1 is lagging. I put a frame of broodImageImage in the weak last weekend. It is still slow, should I shake some bees into the hive? If so what is the best way to do this.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Michael Bush
Backyard Beekeeper
Posts: 339
Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 11:34 am
Location: Nehawka, Nebraska
Contact:

Re: Shaking bees

Postby Michael Bush » Sun May 29, 2016 12:11 am

A frame of emerging brood with adhering bees is hard to beat... as the bees emerge they will boost the population quickly and none of them will drift back home...
"Everything works if you let it"--James "Big Boy" Medlin
http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm

Max
Freshman Beekeeper
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 pm
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Shaking bees

Postby Max » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:11 pm

I did exactly that the second week and it seems to have helped a lot.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Return to “First Year”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest