Cutout

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Vance, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Vance

    Vance New Member

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    Did a cutout from a storage compartment of a pop-up camper for a friend of mine. Tried to tell him it was way to late in the year, but they are going to use the camper in a few week, and needed them gone. I tried to save all the brood and honey comb i could. Ended up with 7 deep frames of comb, enough bees to cover all 10 frames. i left the hive about 2 feet from where the bees were, when i go back the next day maybe half of the bees are clustered back in the camper. I cannot find a replacement queen, and have no ideal if i got the feral queen or not. I would like to save this colony if i could, bees seem very healthy and were very gentle even with all that i did. any suggestions on where to go from here.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    >>>>when i go back the next day maybe half of the bees are clustered back in the camper<<<<

    How long ago was that, and did you retrieve them into the hive the second day. I have had to collect them 3 or 4 times before I got them all to stay in the box. Just keep putting them in until they stay. If you didn't kill her, you will have her in the end.
     

  3. jim @ beebusters

    jim @ beebusters New Member

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    I removed a bee tree last week out of a large pine in N.C.. Going to leave them until spring and try to them to work
    up in a hive body. When in spring is the best time to try and hive them?
     
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    The first day that is sunny and over 60, after you see drones flying.

    Glad to see you signed up. Hang around, there's a bunch of good people here.
     
  5. Vance

    Vance New Member

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    thanks for the replies. I did the cut out on this past Sunday afternoon, Went back on tuesday and moved as many as i could to the hive. Went and looked yesterday and had about half of what i had on tuesday. Am going to go this afternoon and check again.