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Thread: Reversing

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    Default Reversing

    What is best month in which to reverse hives?
    Before a bee stings, it will be sure to let you know that it will hurt them more than it will hurt you.

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    Default Re: Reversing

    when you have dandelion bloom
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    Default Re: Reversing

    IMO, the right time for reversing is not a particular month or plant in bloom. It will require one to open their hive and see where the brood/cluster is and where and how much open comb there is. Too many variables to say "what month."
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Reversing

    I agree with Barry. Need to wait until you have a 65+ day with no wind to look. Don't want to chill the brood. But a good indicator is that the bees are very active and heavily bringing in pollen.

    At that point I try to reverse every couple of weeks while adding a super when needed.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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    Default Re: Reversing

    Another vote for Barry's answer. I think the main reason for reversing is to get the brood back into the lower super and give them room above to reduce swarm tendancy.
    Just my .02.

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    Default Re: Reversing

    Quote Originally Posted by BTKS View Post
    Another vote for Barry's answer. I think the main reason for reversing is to get the brood back into the lower super and give them room above to reduce swarm tendancy.
    Just my .02.
    That is what I do.

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    Default Re: Reversing

    It is also good to start checker boarding after a few reversals by adding another box with frames of comb.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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