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Offline gdog

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Packed bees
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:48:57 PM »
I was doing a combination with a queen less hive and taking brood frames from another hive and noticed the hive I was taking brood frames from is just packed with bees. I'm thinking I should add another hive box for honey or should it be for brood?

Offline 10framer

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Re: Packed bees
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 11:05:33 PM »
need more details and maybe pictures.  remember that all the brood you are taking is thousands of bees that won't be there soon.
is there still a flow on up there?  if so you could probably go ahead and super them.

Offline gdog

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Re: Packed bees
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 11:23:27 PM »
A week ago I took two large super of honey off this hive and they filled them again not sure what they r bringing in but something is blooming. Honey harvest was odd the first harvest was dark honey this last harvest was very light a tasted like clover/flowery

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Re: Packed bees
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 11:35:08 PM »
I'm thinking I should add another hive box for honey or should it be for brood?

If you add it they will do what they want to with it, unless you run excluders.
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