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House Bee
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« on: September 13, 2012, 12:14:44 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?
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 02:02:44 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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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 03:34:43 PM »

They probably just had dinner and too full for desert!  grin

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 03:55:48 PM »

Maybe the extractor was used to extract this lost bucket of honey?
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 08:56:57 PM »

Maybe your bees are not looking for a free handout.   
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