Cold weather/moving bees

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Eddy Honey, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    It's in the 20's and 30's here now. This fall I moved 2 of my 3 hives to opposite ends of the propery, stopping a robbing event. Is it ok to move them when they are in cluster? I want them back in the original bee yard. I'll do it with my tractor forks and at 3 or 4 mph since my hives are kept on pallets. Just makes it easier to keep an ear on when they're closer to the house.

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  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    If it were me, I would wait till spring. At those temps if the cluster gets shook or falls to the bottom board, it may be hard for them to recluster. If you were carrying it and were real careful I might try, but using a tractor (bumps, vibration) I think I'd wait.
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    What Perrybee said. Jack