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Offline mick

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« on: January 30, 2006, 03:22:13 AM »
pic deleted as I have been looking around and realise its not that good.
About to land.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 03:23:49 AM »






These pics were taken in November 2005 and show what they had been up to on traditional foundation and my dodgy framing after a couple of months. I am keen for people to tell me what is actually going on here. The comb looks so white, is that normal, and those cells in the last pic, what are they?

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2006, 11:55:23 AM »
New white wax is normal.  Usually indicates there is a flow going on.  The bullet shaped capped cells look like drone brood from here.  Looks like they reworked your foundation a bit to get what they wanted.  Looks like a pretty small colony.  A division board might work in their favor until they build up some.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 03:54:23 AM »
Thanks for the info golf! This weekend I plan to add another empty box on top in case they are running out of room in there which I suspect they might be. I will add the frames as soon as the pro has wired em and embedded the foundation for me.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 07:54:33 AM »
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Thanks for the info golf! This weekend I plan to add another empty box on top in case .


If first box is that empty, there is no reason to put more sapce. They should first build this box first. And new bees should first emerge a lot.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 03:03:35 AM »
The pics were taken in November, I have checked the box and its indeed time to add another. All 8 frames appear to be full and they are beginning to use the walls etc. Sorry for the confusion.

 

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