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Offline chad

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how meny bees is too meny ?
« on: April 22, 2009, 09:00:22 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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Re: how meny bees is too meny ?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 09:11:00 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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Re: how meny bees is too meny ?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 10:21:20 PM »
well its dark out and they are all around the entrance,maybe two inches above and around the sides

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Re: how meny bees is too meny ?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 10:50:03 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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Re: how meny bees is too meny ?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 12:21:16 AM »
i agree with idee, more room is better if they are not all in after dark!

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