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Offline psbeekeeper

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Fall brood
« on: October 03, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »

I was checking some of the hives this time of year and I saw some without any brood.  I know we are going into fall here and i'm not sure if that is normal or not?  Shiuld i combine? ...... Should I worry? 

Offline AllenF

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Re: Fall brood
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 09:07:19 PM »
They do not need very much brood this time of the year.  Going into winter.   

Offline mikecva

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Re: Fall brood
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 01:36:43 PM »
Mine are making brood and should continue until they go into their cluster for the winter < 40 - 45 outside. At present they are consuming 2 gallons of 3:2 and 1/2 of a pollen patty a week from a top feeder. This also will drop off about a week or so before they begin to cluster, then I remove the top feeder and replace it with a patty of fondant.  - Mike
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