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New Bee
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Location: Wayne County,Ohio

« on: May 13, 2011, 10:55:00 AM »

I am a new beek and did my one week inspection today and I have some questions.  I installed two packages last Thursday and fed them with a hive top floating feeder.  The first hive had a cluster of bees in the center and seem to be doing well and are pretty calm.  The second hive seems to have a cluster off to one side and is building comb up thru the slot on the feeder.  This second hive seems to be more agresive.  Why would there be a cluster off to one side in one and in the middle in the other?  Should I move the frames around so that the cluster ends up in the center?  The foundation I am using I got from the Bee Inspector and it was mostly drawn out.  Should I remove the foundation on the side that has little or no activity and replace it with just standard foundation?
Queen Bee
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Location: Brown County, IN

« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 11:55:08 AM »

Why would there be a cluster off to one side in one and in the middle in the other? 
It's like going to the movies: some folks like to sit up front; others like the back; some want aisle seats; others want to be in the middle. These are just bugs picking a place to start.

It's only been a week - no need to move any frames around. They'll be fine and eventually fill things up.
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