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Author Topic: They have no honey but storing plentyof pollen  (Read 1081 times)
tom
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« on: August 19, 2006, 11:40:33 PM »

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   Mr.Bray i took a good look at my third hive today and i found good brood but no honey stored and they have a half a frame of pollen it seems all my hives have gone into gathering pollen. But when i looked in my third hive i saw no honey anywhere so i put on a feeder and bot did they go into a feeding frenzy gathering it up and i notice that alot of them had gathered on the last frame in the form of a chain so i guess they are ready to draw out the last frame to store the syrup i am treating them like a package swarm i see some fall flowers strating to bloom and they are calling for rain for a few days so maybe this will help with the fall flow.


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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 10:34:04 PM »

Good to know they are starting to draw out the foundation.  You're report shows that the bees were experiencing a dearth which is why they were'nt drawing out the comb.  The feeding simulated a honey flow so they started back into a development mode. Let them work this honey flow and see what they do.  Feed again after the flow, if necessary.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 12:16:36 AM »

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   Mr. Bray today the were working like crazy in fact all three hives were going at it bringing in lots of orange red looking pollen even my third hive was sending out more workers then they have since i have had them. All three are sending out workers and they are getting something with a lot of pollen because they are sending out half bringing pollen and half coming in with nothing so i take it to be nectar and my big hive is still making that clicking noise but this time it was deep and you could here it from three feet they are not working the golden rod but something they have found has caught their attention and they are taking good advantage of it.

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