Handling Queens and Making Splits the FatBeeMan

Don continues his hive inspection. In this part, Don talks about handling queen cells and making splits wth them.

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PT S says:

it is important that when the queen is ready to mate that her hive or mating nuc has a good land mark like rocks trees or something that she can use to come back in the right hive when she makes her matting flight. If you have more than one Queen your mating space the hives out around the land mark. Mine have even flew out a couple days in a row and then a few days later they are laying. Some times the birds get them to. Good luck with those girls.

936duckpond says:

Hi Don,
Thanks for all your help, I’m using your methods to model my own bee yards.
Question about how queens get bred. After I rear the queens, do I need as many nucs to put them in? How do I get my queens bred?I know how it all happens, but having trouble with the concept of how to do it.
Thanks….Billy H.

gbriney says:

Good videos, Don. Q: If the two or three queen cells you showed had hatched, why didn’t the emerged queen(s) destroy the one intact cell?

gmsmythbuster says:

my box have 8 queen cells and I cut a queen separator and used it to block the frame off in the corner to remove the frame after a queen hatch is there any suggestion

fineshooter says:

I have never closed up a nuc after splitting and I leave in the same yard.
Don

fineshooter says:

everyone makes splits different I just add extra bees to a split and more around my yard or 20 feet away.
Don

fineshooter says:

I never close up a split I shake plenty bees to keep nuc from being robbed out.
Don

TwinceptionChannel says:

he has addressed that in some of his other vids, he says regular of the shelf cinnamon works well

Quinton Smith says:

Don I have a Q. is it true that you have to close up the split for three days an do you close up your splits??? an do you have a tip on keeping “ANTS” out of the hive. thank you for the videos I have learn a lot. =^..^= PS I like your cat.

fineshooter says:

it might look like I am tossing things around but I have a plan.
Don

Tom B says:

Your speed with bees fascinates me. I am always very careful and slow when I work so as not to agitate the bees, but you just toss stuff around, and with no protection either. You are my hero!

fineshooter says:

maybe there was a queen but when I make about 20 plus splits a hr. I don’t worry about where the queen is she will be in one of the boxes as time cost more then a queen cell.
Don

azizghamid1 says:

i saw the queen in the box at 5:06 heading to the right corner i hope am not mistaken

John Brown says:

Don
Is it normal to have alot of drones flying in and out of the hive?
Thanks john

jannassary . says:

THANK YOU! GREAT HELP!!!

fineshooter says:

most time they don’t bring any amount of pollen if queen less.
Don

jannassary . says:

Q. do bee’s still bring in pollen if they are queen less? thnks

John Brown says:

it is a 8 frame hive they built in between the frames where i spread them apart for the queen cage
i got some of it out but i didn’t want to spend a lot of time in there and have the queen take off

thanks for getting back to me john

fineshooter says:

if you put in a top bar hive its harder to draw wax. best to use foundation.
Don

John Brown says:

don i just put my first package in 5-9-12 and checked it on saturday to make sure the queen was out of the cage what i found was between the frames where i put the queen was comb not on the foundation just off the edge of the frames what should i do?
thanks for the great videos learning a lot

minnesotahillbilly1 says:

Thanks great video i have been learning a lot from your videos God bless

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