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Author Topic: how meny bees is too meny ?  (Read 608 times)
chad
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« on: April 22, 2009, 08:00:22 PM »

OK,I just made a bee vac sunday.Tuesday I got a hive from under a house and installed it in a hive body.I salvaged allot of comb with brood.I tied it into every other frame,with the other frame I put wax coated plasti cell.I put a empty super on top to make more room.there seem to be allot of bees.how crowded should it be?
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 08:11:00 PM »

Are they bearding all over the outside of the hive? If no, give the a few days to settle in then take a look and see just how many bees are in the hive. If all the frames are covered, add another brood chamber after 8 of the 10 frames are drawn. If you do not have a strong nectar flow, feed.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 09:21:20 PM »

well its dark out and they are all around the entrance,maybe two inches above and around the sides
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 09:50:03 PM »

Add another box. It is easier to remove an unneeded box later than catch them after they left from being crowded.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 11:21:16 PM »

i agree with idee, more room is better if they are not all in after dark!

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