newspaper combine

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by LAC, May 26, 2009.

  1. LAC

    LAC New Member

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    Would it be ok to combine a hive that consists of two deeps and is queenless equally between two packages that were installed on 5/16/09 ? I would like to place one deep on each new package.Is this possible? The new packages are in deeps also. Thank you, LAC
     
  2. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Sure.

    You can smoke or spray down with simply sugar syrup to help the bees stay put and keep any fighting at a minimum. By the time the smoke clears, they clean themselves up, and get through the paper, you should see no problems.

    Realize that some bees will go back to the original location. No problem if the are all next to each other. They will find a new home by the end of the day.