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Hello everyone. I am new to this and have a question about moving bees to a new hive. Should I wait until the early spring to remove bees from my house in order to give them a new home? They have been in my house for about a year and I cannot find a person to remove them so, I have decided to get started as a beekeeper. Everyone wants to kill them and I refuse to let that happen! I have been reading up and have spoken to several Bee farms and getting a good education.
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In Texas you may get by with it in Oct., but it would be much better to wait until Mar. Here, or anywhere north of here, they wouldn't build up enough to live through the winter.
 

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Thanks a million Bee Catcher. That was my thought and with me having to cleaning up and build after IKE, I could use the time. After all, they have been here for a year; a few more months won't hurt.
 

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Hello everyone. I am new to this and have a question about moving bees to a new hive. Should I wait until the early spring to remove bees from my house in order to give them a new home? They have been in my house for about a year and I cannot find a person to remove them so, I have decided to get started as a beekeeper. Everyone wants to kill them and I refuse to let that happen! I have been reading up and have spoken to several Bee farms and getting a good education.
Thanks,
KEN
Pending on what part of the country your in, google swarm catchers in your area and make a deal with him/her to go in together to make splits, just buy some young mated queens and place in nucs and they should draw bees them....
 

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Pending on what part of the country your in, google swarm catchers in your area and make a deal with him/her to go in together to make splits, just buy some young mated queens and place in nucs and they should draw bees them....
maybe you should look at the dates of the threads, this one is 10 years old from the last post...:)
 

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and I have not put a queen by herself in a nuc to draw bees. Maybe she would, but at $30 a pop I'm not trying that.
 
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