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Offline Oblio13

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Bees won't clean up extractor?
« on: September 13, 2012, 01:14:44 PM »
A friend dropped his extractor off to have my bees clean it up, and they ignored it for days. I took it to another yard, and they were all over it within minutes. Any ideas why?

Offline Joe D

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Re: Bees won't clean up extractor?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 03:02:44 PM »
Back in the spring with the flow going good, I put a few supers that had just extracted out about 40 ft in front of hive, it was a few days before they messed with them.  When I extracted the start of Aug. I put the super close to 100 yard away and they were all over them with in minutes.  May be what they have to forage on.  good luck



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Re: Bees won't clean up extractor?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 04:34:43 PM »

They probably just had dinner and too full for desert!  :-D

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Re: Bees won't clean up extractor?
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Re: Bees won't clean up extractor?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 09:56:57 PM »
Maybe your bees are not looking for a free handout.