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Offline DrKurtG

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Hive Check
« on: April 13, 2008, 01:08:57 PM »
Saturday was a beautiful day so I decided to do a thorough hive check. Click on images to enlarge.



This is a frame from the upper chamber. A few weeks ago, this was the lower chamber and there was very little activity so I switched boxes. Seems to be working fairly well.



This is a frame from the lower chamber where the queen is. 8 of the ten frames look just like this. The other two are sorta light. If you look at the lower left side of the foundation, I think I spy a developing Queen cell. It's too cold today to open up the box to check. Will have to wait until mid-week. I hope this doesn't present a problem...

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Re: Hive Check
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 02:26:02 PM »
Yep, queen cell on bottom left. Keep an eye on things, she looks like she's laying ok, but look for more cells as time progresses. Was this a package installation?


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Re: Hive Check
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 07:44:54 PM »
Hi JP. No, this is a one year old hive. The original Queen swarmed last May and this is her replacement.