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Author Topic: Brood production - how to encourage more?  (Read 1564 times)
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« on: September 06, 2012, 09:47:28 PM »

I would like some advice on increasing brood production... I have a hive that has like of splotchy brood patterns.  If I knew how to attach a picture I would but I don't...
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 09:56:30 PM »

A little late in the season for booming brood.   Bees are winding down for fall.   But you boost brood, feed 1 to 1 syrup and pollen patties.  But I would not advise this at this time of the year.   
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 10:55:47 PM »

dfizer, a picture Would really help but "splotchy brood pattern" is kinda vague. Do you mean that the birthing bees are emerging in a spread out/ non uniform pattern or that you have 'pockets' of capped brood here and there about the comb? The first is not a problem and is normal -- the second could be an indication of a failing queen. They do back off brood rearing in the fall. lee...
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 11:15:23 PM »

What does it take to post a pic on this site? 
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 11:30:43 AM »

I haven't posted a picture either. Did you try taking a picture with your phone and save,then attach on message? There is a little icon on the top of the post reply to the left under where you bold and change your fonts. It shows a picture  and says insert image. I'm guessing this is how to post a pic.
Good luck ...if not maybe someone else can come up with how to do this.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »

I would like some advice on increasing brood production... I have a hive that has like of splotchy brood patterns.  If I knew how to attach a picture I would but I don't...



I consider the fall brood period from August 15th till 15 October. In the northeast, you need at least 60 days (Three full brood cycles) to have enough young bees to carry the hive through winter. It is the bees raised in September that make or break a hive in December and January.

To encourage brood, open feeding is the best option. It simulates a flow, stimulates the queen to lay eggs, and also limits the amounts of syrup they can put away by the hours they can fly. This means that they will not backfill the comb and limit the queens ability to lay eggs.

Read this page, and start on August, and you will get a sense of what it's all about.
http://www.pennapic.org/seasonaladvice.html

Hope this helps.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 02:21:33 PM »

Thank you for that link.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 10:53:46 PM »

I would like some advice on increasing brood production... I have a hive that has like of splotchy brood patterns.  If I knew how to attach a picture I would but I don't...


This might help with posting a picture.  A little involved, but once you go through a time or two it's pretty much straight forward.

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,38552.0.html

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 06:01:39 AM »

Thank you for that link.
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Glad you found them usefull. Thank you.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012, 01:13:51 PM »

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,37591.0.html
Or you could email the photo to:
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and mention your user name and post that you would like it attached to.Sometimes it's not instant,but doesn't usually take too long.
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