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 box....open 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, ..as she is looking
for empty cells to lay in.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 12:59AM
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