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Offline achunter

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weak hive/double screen
« on: February 21, 2010, 03:51:41 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?


Offline Jim 134

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Re: weak hive/double screen
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 05:25:14 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.

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