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Offline Shizzell

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3 lbs of bees
« on: December 12, 2005, 10:07:31 PM »
Hi,
How much do you think 3lbs of bees will carry me? One deep box? Less? More?
Thanks

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3 lbs of bees
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 10:42:43 PM »
I think I payed $52 for a 3 lb package last year,  I picked these up from a local source that picked up 500 packages, so there was no delivery on top of the $52.

When you hive the package, you will want to start with a small space.  One deep is enough to start - NOT more,  Or you could start with two mediums.

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Re: 3 lbs of bees
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 12:44:06 AM »
Quote from: Shizzell
Hi,
How much do you think 3lbs of bees will carry me? One deep box? Less? More?
Thanks


And when you feed them, stop feeding when combs are almost ready. Do not fill frames with syrup.

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3 lbs of bees
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 11:28:53 PM »
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