Uploaded by Paul Reyes on April 25, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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Taking a colony of honeybees and making a split or the start of a new colony from some of the original population can be beneficial in the Spring.
Learned alot off both part 1 and 2, thank you very much.
Nice yard! Perfect shade in the cottonwoods
novice here ; is a good informative video thanks
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sunshine also damage eggs and open brood so I would not suggest exposing frames to long to sun . if I may say
I am doing splits right now in the month of May.
what time of year do you do this
skunks also like to eat the larvae, if they can get at them, and the bees themselves. I caught one a few years back living under my shed and raiding my hives that were on the ground. I could tell when he arrived because my bees, which were normally very mellow, became hostile and aggressive whenever I approached the hive. I raised my hives, live trapped and relocated the skunk. things went back to normal. was told opossum eat bees as well.
Thanks! I wouldn't say I have skunk problems, but I do see skunks down at my hives now and then. As I tell the children when I visit schools for a bee talk and ask them what kind of animals do they think like honey, I ask, "What's black with a white stripe and might like honey?" They all yell at the top of their lungs, 'SKUNKS!!!"
great video! do you have any problems with skunks on the hives that were close to the ground? I am an amateur but I split my first hive last year. I didnt look for the queen or queen cells. Just made sure that each hive had a good number of bees and some cells with recently laid eggs. they both made it thru winter, but i lost most of my other hives to ccd