Can you?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by onehorse, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. onehorse

    onehorse New Member

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    Can you successfully use a hive for both queen rearing and honey production? Can you successfully rear queens, do a split, and harvest honey from the same hive within the same year? I know that a lot will depend on how Mother Nature treats us, but what is a reasonable expectation for a given hive in a given year?
     
  2. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Sure...If you use the hive for honey, then raise queens and do splits....in that order. ;)
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    onehorse:
    if you go to a recent thread by alleyooper on double screens I have desribed there a system of rearing queens with out demolishing the population or configuration of the hive. I don't really think the order of things would matter so much.. you would definitely want to do certain processes when bee biology and the season were just right however (I would suspect this timing would vary considerable depending on location).

    of course migratory folks commonly do exactly what you are asking about. they of course have two season in one to accomplish these multiple task.