Re: Day 2 of Pkge Install-Newbee
> I read that after 4 to 7 days it is time to move the false back to the back.
I would wait to move the back until they have most (perhaps 75%) of the bars built out with comb. In this respect the issue is similar to when to add a new box to a Lang style hive.
Its always possible that bees can abscond from a hive, but it seems unlikely that they will do so simply due to the size of the available space at this point.
If you do have a screened bottom, and the screen is "open" to the elements, I would install a tray or cover the screen with a board at least until the bees have substantial brood. Bees absconding from TBHs with open screen bottoms is a bigger issue than the [current] size of the available space, IMHO.
Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 04-26-2013 at 08:33 AM.
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft