Moderate Weather Best To Remove Bees

In transporting your bees, avoid if possible the two extremes of very

cold, or very warm weather. In the latter the combs are so nearly

melted, that the weight of the honey will bend them, bursting the

cells, spilling the honey, and besmearing the bees. In very cold

weather, the combs are brittle, and easily detached from the sides of

the hive. When necessitated to move them in very cold weather, they

should be put up an hour or so before starting. The agitation of the

bees after being disturbed will create considerable heat; a portion of

this will be imparted to the combs, and add to their strength.

Mistaken Conclusions More Care Needed By After Swarms When Hived facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail