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Offline dprater

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honey in brood cells?
« on: May 27, 2012, 07:11:33 AM »
First year beek- South Carloina, packages April 14, 2 hives, all 8 frame mediums, two full and added third super two weeks ago that one hive is drawing out good the other just started. Also stoped feeding?? at that point.
Yesterday I went in to check and saw what I think is a good patern but did see they were putting honey in a few of the brood cell that became empty after a bee left.  I expected to see a egg in those empty cells? I did see eggs around the sides but not in the few empty cells?

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Re: honey in brood cells?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 09:47:01 AM »
They will switch out from honey to pollen to egg in those cells.   What ever they need it for. 

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Re: honey in brood cells?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 10:57:00 AM »
Dont worry, they will use up that honey as they need it.  As long as you have plenty of honey storage space elsewhere, they should have room to do what they need to do.
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Re: honey in brood cells?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 04:03:14 PM »
Thanks for the replys. They have room so I'll relax about it.

I was watching them today and they look like they are in a hurry in and out. About every day I sit in a lawn chair with my binoculars and watch what is going on, pollen in, dead out and orientation flights. But to my suprise they are not very graceful at landing.


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Re: honey in brood cells?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 04:18:25 PM »
As mentioned Danny, no need to fret. Its very common to have honey surrounding a brood frame. If you look at your pic again you can see that you actually have capped honey directly above & adjacent to capped brood. Have fun enjoying your bees!

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