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  1. #1
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    Oct 2010
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    Benton, Arkansas, USA
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    Default Combining 2 hives

    I decided to combine two hives, one of which I found out was queen less. This is the first time I have done this and I was wondering if what I am seeing was normal? I have seen many bees flying around the new box and trying to get into the box by getting up under the lid.
    Here is what I did: Removed the inner cover and top cover of the #2 hive (one with the queen), placed newspaper over the top of the box and poked a few small holes in it. Used the tip of a ball point pen to poke the holes. Placed the box with the bees from the #1 hive (queenless) on top of the newspaper and replaced the inner cover and top cover.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2010
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    Virginia Beach, VA
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    Default Re: Combining 2 hives

    You did it right! They'll have that newspaper out of there in about a week. In a day or two they'll all be one happy family.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
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    Seneca, sc
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    Default Re: Combining 2 hives

    Sounds good.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2010
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    Benton, Arkansas, USA
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    Default Re: Combining 2 hives

    Thanks so much for your info. That makes me feel better!!

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