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Gary T
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Ah,

Well as it happens I looked at a lot of websites (and read the article in Bee Craft by the apprentice in Australia who mentions ‘evening-up) and most seemed to say that it was OK to leave bees on the frame when moving it. Some sites suggested giving the frame a tap to eject the flying bees.

So that’s what I did. I took one frame of sealed brood (both sides) from my strong hive, checked the queen wasn’t there, gave it a tap and then placed it with it’s attendant bees next to a brood frame in the weak hive. I gently lowerd it in, moved it close but not touching, waited a bit (no fighting) so closed the frames up. So far (it was a couple of hours ago) so good with no sign of fighting – indeed all seems normal at the entrance to the hive.

Phew!