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Arthur
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« on: July 20, 2012, 11:58:20 PM »

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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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 12:30:30 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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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 12:34:46 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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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 05:18:32 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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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 08:09:17 PM »

Did you use aromatic Cedar?
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 10:29:02 AM »

The box in the pic is actually fir. I'm using cedar for all my new hive boxes.
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