Tim Heard – Hive Transfer

Tim Heard held a Native Bee workshop at the CREEC Environmental Centre at Burpengary. Ross brought along an old rotten log with a Hockingsi hive inside it and Tim demonstrated how to transfer the hive to a box.

Below, splitting the log apart to reveal the hive

Below, transferring the brood to the box

Below, placing the brood in the box and support the brood with other hive material

Below, sealing up some gaps with masking tape

Placing the hive entrance near the previous log hive so the bees gradually locate the new hive