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tejas
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« on: April 16, 2005, 06:53:19 PM »

I'm planning on putting on my first honey super tomorrow and it’s new with undrawn foundation. I remember reading a post that suggested putting the new box between the two broad chambers for one week and then moving it to the top help get the bees to draw the new foundation. Just wondering what a few more of you think about this good ideal or not?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2005, 07:09:31 PM »

I wouldnt reccomend spliting up the brood, it makes it very difficult for the bees to regulate the temp. to keep the brood alive. If you split it up they may just abandon the smaller bunch of brood to keep the larger alive.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2005, 10:22:10 PM »

I would do that either. Once they make cells they will just fill it with brood and that will make the wax dark. And as Bee Boy said it will kill the smaller amount of brood broken away. bye Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2005, 10:26:15 PM »

If you put it on top with no excluder you'll have no problems getting them to draw it if there is a flow.  IMO that's a better choice than between the brood boxes.
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