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Author Topic: installed package a few weeks ago  (Read 271 times)
tbrinck
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« on: April 08, 2013, 03:18:12 PM »

I sucessfully installed my bee package a few weeks ago and have been feeding them sugar water which they started to hit heavily this week. i have also noticed that they are a lot more active in the past few days i figure its because of the nice wea, ther.  I'm shall be doing my 1st througho inspection within the next few days. I know the queen was released but have yet to find her. ok so time for the question. yesterday i noticed the beeswere bringing back pollen to the hive in a decent amount should i stop feeding them sugar water mixture? Going to be wiring their next ten frames tonight. should i be worried about their boom in activity ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 03:33:40 PM »

I would keep feeding until they stop taking it or they get the brood nest built out. If you are running double deep hives stop once both deeps are built out.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 07:19:10 PM »

Don't rush the second box until bees are covering most of the frames in the first box and 8 of the 10 frames have the wax drawn. Too much empty space will slow the groth when nights are still cool.
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