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Offline ivashka

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left overs from winter
« on: February 15, 2010, 12:59:28 AM »
It's my first year with top bar hive.  What do I need to do with leftovers of honey and syrup?
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Re: left overs from winter
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 09:31:47 PM »
We need a little more info.  Why do you have honey and syrup leftover.  Did your bees die?  How old is the syrup? 
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Re: left overs from winter
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 03:41:08 AM »
My bees aren't dead.  All of the stored honey is on top of the combs and combs are connected to the bar.  Is there a different way to do it besides cutting it down or bees will take care of it?
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Re: left overs from winter
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 09:53:48 PM »
I would leave them the honey as it is still early.  Isn't it still cold there?
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Re: left overs from winter
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 11:57:11 AM »
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wait for early summer and put those combs frame by frame between brood frames and bees will clean then and move honey to another combs - what ever they are...

Rub a little cappings broken  that bees start cleaning

If bees clean outside of hive the combs, they will break badly  the cells.
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Re: left overs from winter
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 11:16:02 PM »
If bees clean outside of hive the combs, they will break badly  the cells.

I've noticed that.  Why do they do that? Are they taking the wax back to the hive to use?
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