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    How do I install bees in a warre hive, and how many boxes should I use. Could someone give me step by instructions? Thanks

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    We installed some last week. We saw a swarm in a tree and set our hive up under it. I set one box on the bottom board and removed a few bars. I knocked the bees down in a bucket and then poured them into the box. The swarm was pretty good size, so I added another box. We'll remove it later once we see how and where the bees start. Then we put on the quilt, filled it with cedar shavings, and put on the roof. They seem happy so far. We'll give them a quick peek this afternoon.

    We direct-release our queens when we buy packages. In this case, we'd pour the bees into the hive, open the queen cage and let her out down in the opening.

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    Default Re: How to

    also, honeyintherox started a thread with a nice vid. of her first install, package bees into a Warre...might be helpful for you to watch

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    Great resource of information. Not that hard to do...

    http://www.thewarrestore.com/apps/videos/

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    If you have fixed bars .... an upside down box will work as a funnel to pour the bees into. I remove the upside down box a few days later. I've never had them start building against the exposed quilt while the upside down box was there.

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    >How do I install bees in a warre hive

    The same as any other hive.

    > and how many boxes should I use.

    I would use one.

    > Could someone give me step by instructions?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beespackages.htm
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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