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Offline Pond Creek Farm

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Getting Bees into upper deep
« on: June 05, 2009, 10:15:05 PM »
I have two hives started from five frame nucs.  These arrived the fourth week of April.  They have drawn out all of the frames except the outer two ( I am running ten frame deeps).  They are not moving into the upper deep, so I pulled a frame of brood and put it up there.  Will this help or did I intervene too soon?
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Offline Highlandsfreedom

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Re: Getting Bees into upper deep
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 12:19:41 AM »
Thats what I did I put 1 frame with brood in the top box and in about a week There were 4 frames with brood in the top box!! :-D
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Offline RayMarler

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Re: Getting Bees into upper deep
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 12:22:01 AM »
Yes, you did good. The frame of brood will help them get up there and start drawing the frames on each side of the brood frame.
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Offline RZRBCK BEE

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Re: Getting Bees into upper deep
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 04:02:41 PM »
God I love this forum. I am at the same place and was wondering how to get them in the upper deep. Thank all of you. I will do this also.

 

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