Re: Do you shake off the nurse bees when "sharing" a frame?
The difference is the ratio of queenless to queen right bees. Newspaper won't alleviate the problem of the population imbalance a lot of bees maywell just chew through the paper in a matter of hours. I don't like to add queenless bees directly to any queen right hive. My rule is make sure the queen right bees outnumber the queenless ones at least 2 to 1 when doing a combine and even that ratio might be a bit risky. If you have a lot of extra queenless bees I just like to shake them off to the side in a yard and let them find another home on there own and leave the old spot vacant.
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