Walk away split help.
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  1. #1
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    Default Walk away split help.

    I'm planning to do a walk away split I haven't really found a thread or video that answered all my concerns. My plan is to split my hive and take queen and half of the bees to a new location and leave queenless hive in place with foragers. I don't have full frames of honey for them to have as feed will they be able to forage and use what they do have stored. I can put a feeder around with 2-1 sugar water but I don't have any in hive feeders. There are plenty of blooms out and its plenty warm here in south texas. Could I just move them 150 yards away or do I need to just do what I was planning and go way down the road?

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Walk away split help.

    Lot of opinions on this subject but I leave the split in the same yard most times. The only thing I might change is add a shake or two of nurse bees to the hive not staying in the original location, they'll need a few to promote to foragers. You referenced not having an in hive feeder which seemed to imply you had a entrance/Boardman type feeder, add an empty box and place the entrance feeder inside the box. You can also look up feeding option threads, feeding can be as simple as a jar inverted on a couple of sticks with small holes in the lid.
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    Default Re: Walk away split help.

    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Default Re: Walk away split help.

    I split 2 hives. One has multiple frames with multiple queen cells and the other has no queen cells. Is it ok to take a frame with queen cells and place it in the other queen less split?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearup View Post
    Is it ok to take a frame with queen cells and place it in a queen less hive?
    Yes, yes you can.

  7. #6
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    Default Re: Walk away split help.

    Thank you! I kind of figured that I could. Just wanted confirmation.
    Last edited by Gearup; 05-12-2018 at 05:58 PM.

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