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What is minimum temperature to do full inspection?
Also I have to remove a colony from wall and I know brood is very sensitive to cold
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I would wait until high 60's to low 70's as a minimum for an inspection, but that would be for a framed hive.

Doing a cutout means you're probably going to be separating the bees from the brood for more than just a minute or two, so if I had a choice in the matter I'd try to wait until the 80's.
 

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Probably until get to 80F the colony will swarm
Probably I will install some 5 frames nuc boxes on the property
 

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If you are a fast worker and do what you need to on a less windy day, approaching fifty is fine. If I had to wait til seventies, I might not get in my bees til June.
 

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Oh dear...I went into mine last weekend. Cleaned up the frames, checked for brood, nectar, pollen, honey and cleaned the bottom boards. I hope they will be fine. They were outside flying around and frames weren't out more than a minute or two.
I doubt we will see 70 until June..seems a long time to wait.
I also switched fro hard sugar to syrup.
 

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I have 2 cutouts to do also. I`m going to wait till I see drones flying, in case I kill or don`t get the queen.I`ll have a chance to replace her. Pete N3SKI
 
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