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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Choctaw, MS, USA

    Default Deep to medium bees

    I have a local farmer that wants fewer bees. He is willing to give me two colonies. I have two eight frame medium hives I can put them in. I prefer only mediums and that is all I have. Assuming the colonies are healthy and worth having, what is the best method to transfer the bees from his deeps to my mediums? My mediums have only new foundation: no drawn comb.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Kingsville, OH

    Default Re: Deep to medium bees

    If you are getting the deeps, I would place them on your mediums. As the girls work their way up you could put in a Queen Excluder and make sure the queen is in the meduim and let them finish out the deep. Just my 2 cents.


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