Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build
This will take weeks.
Originally Posted by ursa_minor
Clearly, you only have enough bees to cover the 4 original frames - they will not just leave them behind and jump into some emptiness.
You need to have enough bees to cover 6-7-8 frames - then those additional bees will be building your new frames.
Then the queen will come and start laying into newly build combs.
Then the nest will be gradually moving over.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.