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When to tranfer to TBH

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Just built a tbh today. I have a very small swarm in a mediam size super. I got them14 days ago. How and when and if it is possible would you tranfer to the tbh? This is a new experince for me.
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If you can cut comb and make it fit onto your top bars, then it'll go easy.

If you cannot.... then I'd suggest getting the queen in a hair clip, then moving the bees over by hand. They will not want to abandon their brood. At 14 days you shouldn't have too much brood to deal with from a swarm (takes about 10 days to begin laying)

Leave the queen in the hair clip for a couple days while the bees set up shop in their new home. 1:1 syrup doesn't hurt either.


Good luck
Mark
 
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