Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,309 Posts
Randy, I'm more than a little paranoid when it comes to queen location when I make splits. I make sure I know where the queen is, and i make sure there are eggs and plenty of nurse bees in the box that does not have the queen. Better chance at success in getting them to raise a queen.

I usually leave the parent hive in it's location, and put the split where I want it. I reduce the entrance so they can protect themselves, and toss some grass over the entrance to force the foragers to reorient to their new location. Seems to minimize the forager losses that way. After a few days, if the grass is still there, I remove it.
Regards,
Steven
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Top