Combining, part 2

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rast, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. rast

    rast New Member

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    As i said in part 1, just learning.
    I brought in another laying worker hive (it had a store bought fall queen gone) from an out yard. Just brushed em out in the same area as the first. First thing they did was go to another white hive like they came out of. Now they are inside a cement block under the hive. At this point I think I like the dbl screen board method best.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If they are clustered under the block tomorrow afternoon, I would look again for a queen. It sounds like something fishy going on there.
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    usually if I find a cluster under a screened bottom board its usually after hiving a nuc and the queen somehow ended up under the hive. I have also had them get inside a cinder block that the hive was sitting on and draw comb you cant see them from the walls of the block until you move the hive and there they are Im betting the queen was in hive you dumped
     
  4. rast

    rast New Member

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    They were gone this morning. I checked under the bottom board also. They may have went in the hive setting on the blocks.