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Author Topic: winter is aproaching and some frames are not drawned!  (Read 471 times)
House Bee
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« on: September 25, 2013, 05:51:47 AM »

winter is approaching do you think I should quit worrying about drawing foundation and start worrying about winter stores?

T Beek
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 06:51:16 AM »

Yes stop worrying about drawing comb right now.  They WON'T do it.  

Is the goldenrod flow over in NJ?  

Remove any excess UN drawn or emp[ty frames and begin feeding so bees will fill every available cell around broodnest.....OR.....if you have a lot of empties (drawn comb) fill them them (use a small paint brush) with thick syrup and put them back into your hives.  

Your bees will LOVE you for it  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 07:35:58 AM »

The days are getting shorter & cooler, the bees need to get the syrup cured and capped. Feed em the heaviest syrup that you can cook up.

Can't ever say that bk'n ain't a learning experience!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 12:41:24 PM »

wow.. i had never heard of filling empty comb with thick syrup before.. thanks for the tip

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