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  1. #1
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    Default move eggs from hive to hive

    I need to take a couple of frames of eggs from one hive and install in another hive that are not at the same location. How long can the frames & eggs be out of the hives?
    GTBee<br />The only good Yellow Jacket is the human kind from GA Tech!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: move eggs from hive to hive

    Just by what I know of temps -
    If you keep them warm and moist (bees keep it about 90) there is no reason I know of they should die until they hatch and no bees feed them.
    They can probably be kept cooler than 90 but I don't know.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: move eggs from hive to hive

    Eggs can handle cooler temps but the other brood is not as tolerant.
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

  4. #4
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    Default Re: move eggs from hive to hive

    How long of time are we talking here? I think if there was any kind of doubt in my mind and I needed that frame to be viable I'd transport a hive or nuc, pull the brood, and then haul the donor back.

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