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Author Topic: weak hive/double screen  (Read 475 times)
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« on: February 21, 2010, 02:51:41 PM »

hey everyone,
I inspected all my hives today and found one very very weak colony. I knew they wernt in the best of shape going into winter but i though they could make it through, plenty of food just low numbers. There is only about 2 or 3 med frames of bees that makes up their cluster so i put a double screen on top of a stronger hive in hopes of heating the weaker colony. I did this and now there seems to be a lot of action at there small entrance that the double screen provides for them is this robbing? Did i do the correct thing by placing a double screen between a stong hive and setting the weak colony on top?

Jim 134
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 04:25:14 PM »

      Hope you put one entrance to the front and one to the back of the hive. Heat well help a weaker colony hope the best for you
 and the bees.

                             BEE HAPPY Jim 134  Smiley

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