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Ross Wood

Queen Bee Supplier and Honey Producer

Phone 02 66425957  Mobile 0421817710  e-mail


Requeening Hives

Requeening hives is second only to keeping hives on good honey and pollen flora.

It takes approximately 7 - 10 minutes and only needs attending to every 12 - 18 months.

Mornings are best but not absolutely necessary, dull days are best avoided.

Position yourself with the sun to your back if possible, good light is essential.

An old lightweight crate to sit on and keep the beekeeper comfortable is always a good idea.

Remove and inspect outside combs first, placing them adjacent to the front entrance.

Work towards the centre of the broodnest, trying to keep bees away from the sidewalls.

Don't be discouraged at first attempts, practice breeds perfection.

Plasticore frames make this job easier as they are drawn right to the bottom bar.