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Offline LoriMNnice

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bees are not leaving the hive
« on: April 26, 2012, 04:40:58 PM »
I got a nuc of bees(four frames) on Monday 23rd. I seen lots of activity and bees foraging they were bringing back bright orange pollen on Tuesday  now Wed and today(Thurs) no bees are leaving the hive. Is this normal? They are in a 10 frame deep with top entrance. They also have a baggie feeder with 1:1 syrup.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 04:55:35 PM »
I bet the nuc is full of nurse bees and you are feeding them so all they need is a little pollen.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 05:06:19 PM »
Make sure they still have a queen.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 05:24:48 PM »
Make sure they still have a queen.
The queen was there when I brought it home.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »
have you looked inside?
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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 06:09:56 PM »
have you looked inside?

I just came back from the hive and now I see bees they are doing what they were doing Tues bringing in pollen flying around etc., more then what the pic shows and I took off cover and lots were on the syrup baggie thats as far as I went in.


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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 10:58:44 PM »
what was the weather like?
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 10:11:41 AM »
It is probably a little bit of weather, lower temps plus small # of bees that just got dumped into a larger space to take care of plus a low amount of forage bees.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 09:43:18 PM »
my thoughts axactly. the nuc I hived did the same thing when the temp dropped 20 degrees three days after I hived them. I went by to check on them and nothing was moving. I got real worried, two days later temp came up and girls were doing great.
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

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Re: bees are not leaving the hive
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 10:50:18 PM »
what was the weather like?

Temperature,Sunny,wind,rain ???


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