Correct way to install several package bees

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by crazy8days, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    Going to pick up 5 packages tomorrow. I know how to install but not sure if there is something I need to do to install 5 in the same location. Install in the night to control drifting?
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Late in the evening (dusk) but not at night. If you are worried about drifting, mist down the packages with a bit of 1 to 1 to sticky'em up.
     

  3. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    i usually do packages later in the day, late afternoon, like perry said not at night, and misting the package down, helps keep the bees from flying around. they will be disoriented.
    good luck, i enjoy hiving packages!
     
  4. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    Thank perrybee and riverbee. My son has to work tomorrow. So no help! i'll see if my painter friend would like go come out and watch. Maybe take some pictures. I'll keep everyone posted.
     
  5. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    You will have those packages installed in no time flat. I plan on placing some grass in the entrace reducer of my two hived packages tomorrow to help them further orient on that hive as being their new home.