After Hiving Check-ups | ecobeeboxhives

our new bees are in their hive, now what? For the first week, leave them alone. They need time to explore their new home and get settled in. The queen and the workers also need to get to know one another and set up housekeeping together.

Plan on checking the hive between 10 am and 5 pm. This is the warmest part of the day and so opening the hive will be easier on the bees. Also, bees are sensitive to vibrations so don’t bang the hive around while opening it or removing frames. You’ll distress the bees. I

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