Starting a New Hive

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Ken Dexter, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Ken Dexter

    Ken Dexter New Member

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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
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     

  3. Ken Dexter

    Ken Dexter New Member

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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.