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  1. #1
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    Sage, California
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    Default adding new hive, a few questions

    I have one existing hive and want to add another.

    How close to the established hive can I place the new one?
    Is there a risk of robbing of the new hive by the older one?
    How do you open the new hive for inspections/feeding without attracting the bees from the old hive?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: adding new hive, a few questions

    >How close to the established hive can I place the new one?

    As close as you like. I would have them touching...

    >Is there a risk of robbing of the new hive by the older one?

    Even if they are 1/2 mile away there is always a risk...

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesrobbing.htm

    >How do you open the new hive for inspections/feeding without attracting the bees from the old hive?

    The old hive will be busy flying in their own entrance. In a dearth you would attract them even if you were a quarter mile away...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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