Re: Drifting problem with new splits, new location
I don't like a ghost town situation either. To get around this issue I put the strong home yard hive to a separate
location. Then put the moved hive in the strong hive location. This way all the foragers from
the strong hive will be absorb by the moved hive even though some original foragers went back to their old location. Do not worry as the strong hive that got moved will issue their own foragers (oriented) in no time. I got mine oriented in late afternoon after the parent hive got moved 2 feet away facing the same direction in the morning. This is just one tactic out of many to avoid a ghost town hive situation.
Last edited by beepro; 08-04-2017 at 02:51 AM.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?