Relocating bees in a birdhouse

aimsterflJune 24, 2010

I have two hives myself, but am a first year beekeeper. A friend of mine emailed me last night to tell me she has a hive forming in one of her birdhouses. If i relocate the birdhouse into a hive body would they move out and set up in the hive? I'm just trying to determine if i can move them without cracking open the birdhouse. Thanks for your help.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

If you can put the birdhouse into the it first
as much as you can and put a frame or two right next to it, she
should come out when it gets filled, she is looking
for empty cells to lay in.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 12:59AM
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