Re: Do you shake off the nurse bees when "sharing" a frame?
Only share the bees if you know where the queen is. If the purpose of moving the frame is just to test to see if the bees will build queen cells, then no need to share bees also you can shake them off saves looking for the queen. But if the purpose is to boost a weaker hive or make a strong hive less strong then move the bees also.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).