Author Topic: moving hives  (Read 556 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tedh

  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1265
  • Thanked: 60 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Henry County, Iowa
moving hives
« on: April 07, 2017, 04:58:40 pm »
He Everyone,
We're hoping to move some hives early tomorrow morning.  Later in the day the temps will be in the 70'sF but as I said we were hoping to start early as we both have other things going on.  Who doesn't, right?   What is the lowest temperature that we can move hives without putting the bees in danger?  Thanks, Ted
Share that which you have an abundance of.  In doing so both the giver and receiver are enriched.

Offline CBT

  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1046
  • Thanked: 80 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Age gets better with wine
  • Location: Sandhills of North Carolina
Re: moving hives
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 08:56:18 pm »
I have moved them at 30 degrees f. It was a have to move now thing. All was well.

Offline tedh

  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1265
  • Thanked: 60 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Henry County, Iowa
Re: moving hives
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 09:16:50 pm »
Thanks CBT.  We think it should be about 45°F when we need to start moving them so it sounds like we should be good.  Ted
Share that which you have an abundance of.  In doing so both the giver and receiver are enriched.

Offline vvand111

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 283
  • Thanked: 17 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: atlanta GA
Re: moving hives
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 08:38:38 am »
Let us know after you finish Ted.  Curious.

I have 2 more to move and plan on moving tomorrow.  I am only moving them about 2 to 3 feet in front of where they currently are.