Re: Getting my first batch
Hi Coffee Cup
Almost none of us here work with A. Cerana, we work with A Mellifera, so may not be able to give good advice.
But the advice with A Mellifera would be do not block them in for a long time especially if they are in the sun, because the hives will get very hot and the bees could die. The bees should be allowed to settle for 2 or 3 days before feeding sugar because if sugar is fed while they are still confused they may get robbed. Putting at least 6 feet apart is a very good idea, it gives the beekeeper room to comfortably work the hives also.
It would be very interesting for us if you can, to show some photos of the hives. But don't worry if you cannot.
Do these A Cerana bees have problems with varroa mites?
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