I've painted myself into a corner

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rw02kr43, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. rw02kr43

    rw02kr43 New Member

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    I had one hive. Earlier this year I had one hive with a super. The hive was ready to swarm. I didn't have any other boxes ready other than a deep. I put on the deep and at the same time did a split. Then it rained. No swarm. Yay!!! So now, the new hive is going like crazy and needs a new deep. My main hive has a super ready to come off and harvest. So, I need the 3rd deep from the first hive to put on the 2nd and to take off and replace the super. How would be the best way to do this without starting a bee war?

    Thanks
    ​Jason
     
  2. camero7

    camero7 Member

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    Why not buy a couple of boxes. You'll need them in the future if you're going to run hives.
     

  3. indypartridge

    indypartridge New Member

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    Agree with camero7 - it's time to buy some more boxes.
     
  4. ibeelearning

    ibeelearning Member

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    Yep... welcome to the curse.
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Buy boxes. In my 2nd year I had a 10x10 shed built. Never filled with bee eqpt but plenty of room for it, plus my bikes and spare aquariums. It was a good investment. Just before I bought 15 mediums and half a dozen more deeps
     
  6. becsbeehive

    becsbeehive New Member

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    been there... buy the boxes like the others said, you won't regret it