Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Layens to Warre Transfer Plan C - warre #2

Today I did another transfer of Layens to warre hive. I made a box which will take 8 of the 12 layens frames and sits on a warre box with a little gap front and back. Screwed closing pieces to it and warre, made a top board with hole for feeder, quilt box and roof.
The bees had covered 9 frames with brood so I have donated the frame of brood to the hive I did the first warre transfer to using two diagonal frames. See entry below.
These bees were extremely defensive and on my scale of 1 - 10 I give them an 8.5, I will not be increasing from this stock. Luckily they are now in a warre hive so I will not be touching them again until next spring.

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