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Offline Arthur

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What are my bees doing?
« on: July 21, 2012, 12:58:20 AM »
I'm not sure what's going on here. I added a box (to the top like a super) on Monday, and every day since, more and more of them have been hanging out on the outside. I looked inside today, and there are a few dozen in the new box just kind of wandering around. What's going on?


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Re: What are my bees doing?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 01:30:30 AM »
Bearding...no biggie. When you added the box was it just foundation? Foundationless? I find that switching a couple of frames from the bottom box to the top one will help entice the bees up to the new box if so.

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Re: What are my bees doing?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 01:34:46 AM »
Foundationless bare frames that I built from cedar. When I looked in today, I spritzed a little sugar water in the top to see if a few more would come up.

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Re: What are my bees doing?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 06:18:32 PM »
Bearding is the same as us sitting on the front porch on a hot summer evening.  It is all cool.   

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Re: What are my bees doing?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 09:09:17 PM »
Did you use aromatic Cedar?

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Re: What are my bees doing?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 11:29:02 AM »
The box in the pic is actually fir. I'm using cedar for all my new hive boxes.