transfer bees from top bar hive to langstroth

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by carver37, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. carver37

    carver37 New Member

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    Okay, I'm a newbee that did not listen to the more experienced beekeepers and put my bees into the beautiful top bar hives that my husband built. They may be a more natural hive for the bees, but when I get in there and have to disconnect the comb from the hive wall, they are not happy. Comb is being built every which way and when I try to straighten it, they are not happy. In general, neither the bees nor I are happy. I can find many ideas of how to transfer bees from a langstroth to a top bar hive - not a thing the other way around. Can it be done? Ideas on how?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Rubber band the combs in the frames just like in a cut out. Read some of the threads under "swarms, cut outs, and trap outs". There are pics and details there on putting brood comb in lang frames.
     

  3. milapostol

    milapostol New Member

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    Just don't do what I did with our cut outs...we put it in upside down thinking it would be easier. It's not...for the bees.

    Just thought I'd mention one of the many rookie mistakes we made.