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May 20, 2010

Transferring bees - techniques and tools

Transferring honeybees from one hive design/type to another can be done in many different ways.  Recently I found an old book (Farmers Bulletin #961) that covered the topic well and had a nice assortment of photos including ones on the old box hive style.  Box hives were long ago the most common hive type.  Today they can still be found around the world in various shapes.  Cheap to build and they worked fine.  Used with modern techniques and practices, they produce nature combs and at a near zero price.

Drumming bees out of a hive is not seen very often and this topic is addressed in this book.  Click HERE to read this great old book.  Enjoy.  Buck

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