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First check since winter
« on: August 27, 2016, 06:53:49 AM »
Hi everyone,

Just did my first hive chech since winter today. Bees were working. There was lots of of capped honey, a few shb about but only a very small amount of brood. Should i be worried? You could fit yhe brood thays on 2 frames all on one i think. They have a fair bit of pollen around that they are collecting. I was expecting not much honey but a lot of bees.

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Re: First check since winter
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 07:07:58 AM »
Sounds like they are doing real well. It takes a while for them to build up. Your brood area is usually as big as what the bees can cove. If you still have cold weather, your bees have to bee able to keep them selves warm and keep that brood at 95 degrees, no matter how cold it gets.
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Re: First check since winter
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 09:28:22 AM »
Thanks Jim,
I was worried.

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