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2507Re: [TopHive] Bees in cluster

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  • Robbie Mabry
    Jun 14, 2012
      Thanks, That is just what I needed to hear!
      On Jun 14, 2012 10:39 AM, <elegans@...> wrote:

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      > In a message dated 6/14/2012 5:54:37 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      > robbie46@... writes:
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      > Good Morning,
      > I installed bees into my new TBH over a week ago. All the brood bars have
      > foundation strips attached, but the bees still remain in a cluster in one
      > corner of the hive. Any suggestions?
      >
      > Thanks, Robbie
      >
      > They take time Robbie. Be patient. A week is no time at all for a new
      > colony. They have to build comb completely with out the foundation
      > commonly
      > used in Langs. Let them be. Plus the foragers need to orient themselves.
      > One
      > thing you can do is put an entrance feeder in with sugar water. The nectar
      > feeds the young bees who produce the wax flakes. And depending on where
      > you
      > live the regular nectar flow may not be sufficient to feed a new colony.
      > Patience and supplimental feeding. DO NOT OPEN THE HIVE. The stress at
      > this
      > point can be very damaging to the new hive!!!!!!
      >
      > George McRae
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