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Offline Grandma_DOG

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Post Cutout First Inspection points?
« on: June 13, 2009, 10:48:34 PM »
What is the most important things to look for post cutout on the first inspection of the hive?
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Re: Post Cutout First Inspection points?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 05:15:10 PM »
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Re: Post Cutout First Inspection points?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 07:10:22 PM »
That you have a laying queen and honey/pollen. If they have those, let them be for a couple more weeks.

PS. First check should be 7 or more days after extraction.
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Re: Post Cutout First Inspection points?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 08:02:01 PM »
I wait ten days before I open the hive; then look for freshly laid eggs and a queen.

Most of the cutouts that I rehive, seem to be a bit testy if they are opened up sooner than ten days. Sometimes they will abscond if they are bothered too soon.

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