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TimLa
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« on: May 09, 2009, 07:30:07 PM »

Today was terrific!

They're building out like crazy, lots of activity.  I added a medium to the existing one, and as I'm pulling frames and looking at them:

THERE'S THE QUEEN!  So the odd bit:  Her mark was white, which from what I've read, means she's three years old.  Do the people who raise queens follow the color code?  Should I be concerned?  I may call the place I bought the package from...

Saw eggs.  Saw larvae.  Lot's of drone capped, maybe 30% of the brood.

On foundationless, is there a way to push the bees to draw straight comb?  I pulled two frames of (fairly straight) brood from the lower medium, put them in the upper, hoping that will help them draw the upper straight....

-T
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 09:24:38 PM »

Do the people who raise queens follow the color code?  Should I be concerned?  I may call the place I bought the package from...

Not all, in fact a lot don't follow the color standard.  I wouldn't be concerned, but go ahead an call if your curious.

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