Wednesday, June 8, 2011
First Split Hive Returns to the Yard
This event, moving the new split nuc hive back to the bee yard, was a clandestine operation. So, there's no night time/flash photos. I didn't want to attract the neighbours' attention. I had put the hive in my back yard for two weeks because I needed an alternate location so the workers wouldn't all fly back to their original hive after the split.
Next I sealed the hive parts together, the bottom board, the deep and medium super. I'm a big fan of duct tape.
I had prepared the yard ahead, setting up a platform with cement blocks, a skid and a large piece of plywood on top.