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Author Topic: When to add another Box?  (Read 427 times)
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« on: April 11, 2012, 07:00:53 PM »

Did a cut out in an old abandoned house in the woods by my house and was able to get 8 frames of brood hive with queen cells. Not sure if I got the queen but a whole lotta bees. Been leaving them alone for the most part and want to know when should I add next box on top. First box is a deep and temps are warm and in the honey flow. Peeked in last week and they are still attaching comb that I recovered. They were not doing anything with the two empty frames in there when I looked.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 07:30:53 PM »

Check 10 days after you see capped brood that was not there at the cutout. No dates make it hard to tell you anything else.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 08:01:44 PM »

Forgot to say that I been having them little over two weeks
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 08:47:54 PM »

Keep an eye out that they're not backfilling the comb with nectar if your flow is on. Once you start seeing white wax or they start building those last two frames I would slap a box on them.

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