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Offline lee

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« on: May 09, 2005, 10:42:05 PM »



they look like they are doing ok. my frist bees, when do i add more boxs to them

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 11:08:02 PM »
they look good lee i just hived my first two hives saturday. i read that when they get 75% of the brood drawn out that you should put another hivebody on there. how many hives do you have? and what kind of foundation did you use?

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 11:23:53 PM »
the frist 3 hives was put out on 4-18-05. the one on far right was put out on saturday to  :D never had bees before look like fun. and thanks

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 11:53:55 PM »
Like Bobby said, when they get about 7 out of 10 of the frames done, add another box.

Looks like you started off well. It sure is nice to be able to start with so many hives - to compare to eachother, or steal brood from when needed.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005, 07:03:53 PM »
check on them today, 3 of the 4 hives are doing real good. but one of them is not doing to good, they don't even have a full frame of comb build yet. looks like a lot of them left the hive and the other 3 hives has up to 6 frames each build it looks for them. :D

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005, 10:27:49 PM »
80% = 8 frames, lol, makes it easier than trying to guess if they have 75% done, :D
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 11:21:30 PM »
:D when i look inside i seen a lot of larva to. in hives 2,3 & 4 none in hive 1 :(

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 05:40:00 AM »
In the picture which of the hives has no larva?
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005, 02:18:36 PM »
it's the frist one with a rock on it  :( this is a pic out of hive 1

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 12:09:12 AM »
Lee, if those are all of the bees that are left in hive #1, you might as well combine them with another hive (newspaper method), they must not have a queen in there and will eventually die off completely - no point in delaying the inevitable.

Even if you were to give them a queen right now, I don't think there are even enough bees in there to make the hive a go of it.

Anyone else have other thoughts?

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2005, 12:49:21 AM »
there is about 2 times that many. but i dont think it is enough.i was going to try the newpaper today, but it was raining and a little cool outside maybe tommrow i hope. i dont know what happen to them, i think they went to one of the other hives. the bees above was put in the hives the same day they are doing real good.  thanks