FAQs About Empty Hives- Answered by An Expert
Will bees move into an empty hive? Yes, they love to do this. Do bees move into abandoned hives? Yes, they also love this!
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Bees most certainly will. The is even more the case if the empty hive box has had bees in it before. Bees love the smell of beeswax and propolis
Will bees move into an empty hive?
Yes bees love to move into abandoned hives. It is important to ensure that you know why a hive was abandoned.
Do bees move into abandoned hives?
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The bees way is to use a hive that has had bees in it before. If you cannot do this, mix a bit of beeswax and propolis and melt it in a double boiler
How do you attract a swarm to an empty hive?
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The mesh segments from migratory lids and ventilated supers can be washed with alcohol to remove high-value medical propolis.
Store the mesh and pipe segments for the next season after washing.
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