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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    Perth Western Australia
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    Default time to re-orientate hive

    My intentions is to make some Nucs. When splitting a hive I will take the new hives away from my bee yard so the bees establish their new home. How long is it before I can return the nucs back to my bee yard with the bees returning to their original hive.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
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    Warrior, Alabama
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    Default Re: time to re-orientate hive

    Wait until they have a laying queen. Either by raising one or you giving them one. The laying queen makes them a hive. Then you will only have drifting.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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