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Spear
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« on: August 22, 2013, 04:01:14 PM »

I opened up my hives today for the 1st time so I could put the plastic foil that the Germans usea as inner covers back on as they were taken off for the transport. I was very shocked to see what a mess was inside the hives! The last one was the worst - The frames are in the wrong direction and spacing was a mess! The bees have bridged gaps with comb and glued everything else together!


I got a lot of work ahead of me next spring to clean this mess up!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 04:20:47 PM »

that doesn't look like a mess, but i can only see those two pics.  looks pretty normal, but that comb between the frames is your fault.  why did you space the frames like that?

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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 11:05:31 PM »

Spear,
Didn't you just get these 12 hives from a the widow of a beek that passed away.
I agree it doesn't look too bad.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 11:48:14 PM »

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Didn't you just get these 12 hives from a the widow of a beek that passed away.

ok, then it's not your fault.   grin

still doesn't look bad.  more pics?
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 12:11:25 AM »

 I got 10 hives from the widow. The other 2 I got from a beek in the bee club. The pics don't really show the mes to clearly, will try get better pics next time I open the hives.
Here is a few pics of the hives. As you might notice they are mixed sizes stacked together.


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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 09:00:21 AM »

It looks beautiful to me... where is the mess?  Bees always glue everything together.  That's their job.
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