safe procedure for shaking out 2 hives
I have 2 hives that are queenless. I see 10 -20 open larvae in each of last three inspections. I have come to think that shaking out these two is better than any thing I can think of. I put a frame of eggs in one of them about three weeks ago & nothing.
Question; What to look for as far as finding a laying worker?
What happens if a laying worker ends up in a hive w/a good queen?
I plan to shake hives out a couple hours before dark a hundred yards from original site near other hives expecting that they will ingratiate themselves with hives @ original site.
Will these workers bolster the colonies that they try to move in or cause trouble?
I would paper combine to make use of the workers if I knew that the laying worker would not have a detrimental affect on the new hive. not liking that potential.
Rmns 1:16/Prv.3:5,6/ Beegan BK May 09/ Zone 5b
I have NOT failed. I have only found many many ways that do not work!