Re: How to set beehives in feilds
this is one huge difference a new beekeeper will witness between having one hive and two.
Originally Posted by Brandonc
I will say the cause is because you are harvesting the honey during a dearth. In a strong flow the bees will just go out and get more nectar. They are too busy to rob.
Another way is to harvest when it is cold enough for them to cluster. Then you will only get the bees from the hive you open. I will suggest to not open more than one hive at a time.
Another method is grab and run ... Smoke the box so the queen goes down to another box and take that box some distance away.
BTW how many hives are we talking about?
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping