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Offline adamant

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winter is aproaching and some frames are not drawned!
« on: September 25, 2013, 06:51:47 AM »
winter is approaching do you think I should quit worrying about drawing foundation and start worrying about winter stores?


Offline T Beek

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Re: winter is aproaching and some frames are not drawned!
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 07:51:16 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  :)
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 08:14:19 AM by T Beek »
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Offline rwlaw

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Re: winter is aproaching and some frames are not drawned!
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 08:35:58 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.
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Re: winter is aproaching and some frames are not drawned!
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 01:41:24 PM »
wow.. i had never heard of filling empty comb with thick syrup before.. thanks for the tip

CHris