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Offline Dange

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When to add a super to new hive with old comb?
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:28:14 PM »
 My first bees did not make it thru the winter so I bought new ones. Before they arrived I still had a small opening and had robbers coming in. I had someone check it all out before I added the new bees to the old hive. I know the rule of thumb if they didn't have comb built but what is it when I already have established comb to add a new super? Thanks.

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Re: When to add a super to new hive with old comb?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 10:31:54 PM »
normal inspectons cycles and when they almost to the outside frames add the next super?
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

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Re: When to add a super to new hive with old comb?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 10:37:11 PM »
That's what I was thinking. When they have brood in about seven or eight.

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Re: When to add a super to new hive with old comb?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 11:51:01 PM »
that would be my thought. maybe moving two frames up into the new box.
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

 

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