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Offline QueenBee422

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Extracted frames
« on: June 17, 2022, 03:44:54 pm »
Hello.  I am extracting today (2nd time - last time was 2020).  What do I do with the extracted frames?  I have only one established hive and two nucs.  I can put one box of extracted frames on my established hive but what do I do with the rest?  I have read I can set  them 100 yards from the apiary - is that right?
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Re: Extracted frames
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2022, 04:31:51 pm »
Hello.  I am extracting today (2nd time - last time was 2020).  What do I do with the extracted frames?  I have only one established hive and two nucs.  I can put one box of extracted frames on my established hive but what do I do with the rest?  I have read I can set  them 100 yards from the apiary - is that right?
Yes. If I can?t put the frames back in the hives I put them 100 feet or more from the hives. I have found that it is best to always put the frames in the same location. Bees find them much faster when they are in the same location. Do it early in the day so that they have chance of removing most of the honey before nightfall. Everything else will find it after dark especially roaches.
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Re: Extracted frames
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2022, 09:40:44 pm »
I left some slimed frames out and the dadburn goat got them.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 03:15:48 am »
100 yards is much farther than necessary, and probably too far.
15-30 yards (50- 100 feet) would be about right for the one hive and nucs. 
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Re: Extracted frames
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 11:28:16 am »
100 yds is plenty far away to not cause any robbing.  Just be sure to freeze the frames that were sitting outside before using them again to kill any wax moth or hive beetle eggs that may have been laid on them. 

I left some slimed frames out and the dadburn goat got them.
:cheesy:  How did that happen?  Did you put them in the goat pasture?  I had a goat ALMOST get a frame of brood I had left out for the chickens once.  I'd figured since it was brood he wouldn't be interested, but you should never assume that with goats.  :wink: :grin:
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Re: Extracted frames
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 07:32:23 am »
I have seen a frenzy over wets.  100 yards is a good plan.  Putting them on strong hives is probably better.  Never give them to weak hives.  If you need to boost a weak hive, steal a few frames of capped honey from a strong hive.
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