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Offline shan777

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Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:13:22 PM »
1st deep- brood chambers
2nd deep- girl's honey
3rd deep- my honey.

The queen came up and laid in 2nd box, I excluded her down to bottom box so they could fill the 2nd deep with honey for themselves.

There is drones stuck up in 2nd deep......

Is this a problem and is this a silly question??? :-)

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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 10:28:10 PM »
personnel I don't use excluders. but if you want move the frame with the brood down and remove a outside frame from the lower box. this should solve the problem. drowns should be able to make it out if not put a twig under a corner of the cover to make a top entrance for a week or two and they may make their way out.


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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 12:29:03 AM »
nah its not a problem, but i find they do eat a stack of honey.

Drill a top trace hole that can be blocked of if needed.

easy


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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 12:42:46 AM »
ah cool, so not a silly question, and thanks for the ideas guys, very much appreciated

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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 12:43:49 AM »
tiem to get out the good ole drill

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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 01:16:52 AM »
Prop up the cover and let the drones out.  Leave a stick there for ventilation...
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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 12:27:46 PM »
now I want to ask a silly question...if the queen is laying in the second deep would that not be a sign they growing and needing more room for the colony?

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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 06:42:50 PM »
shes prb run out of room to lay in the brood nest if shes laying in the second box...
it could also be a temperature thing? is is cold were you are at the moment?

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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 02:36:45 AM »
>now I want to ask a silly question...if the queen is laying in the second deep would that not be a sign they growing and needing more room for the colony?

Yes.

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Re: Could be the silliest question you've ever read....
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 10:45:25 AM »
Hi Michael

I love you site, it was a great help when starting out and even now provides many gems each time i go back.

My girls lay in the top boxes during winter...its a temperature thing for sure

thought i'm sure it gets nowhere near as cold here as it does in Nebraska