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  1. #1
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    Default Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    I am scheduled to remove a 7 yr old hive this morning in a roof of a small attached shed.
    It is running about 60 degrees and lightly raining.
    Should I reschedule? or go for it.
    My thought is the bees will be more mellow and all in the hive.
    (also i will not be sweating in the bee suit)

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    1: There is a special forum about removals; you'll likely get mor attention from those of us who do lots of removals by posting there with removals questions. (helps keep things better organized)

    2: 60 degrees is warm enough for the girls to be flying around, gathering nectar, etc...just be careful how long you expose the brood to those temps, or you'll end up with a nasty case of chillbrood.

    3: Lightly Raining, for me, generally equals agitated bees. Doesn't mean I'd not do a removal due to a sprinkle...just be sure you're ready for the likelihood of the bees being as "mad as wet hornets."

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    Thank you, did not see a special place for removals, will look again

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    Default Re: Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    rob,
    You linked him right back to this page which IS the swarm and cutout thread! lol

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    Default Re: Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    rob,
    You linked him right back to this page which IS the swarm and cutout thread! lol
    lol, mods moved the thread...originally was in "Bee Forum" ... makes me look like a goof tho

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    Default Re: Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    It's all good. lol

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