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2510Re: [TopHive] Bees in cluster

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  • Robbie Mabry
    Jun 14, 2012
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      I live in the Arkansas Ozarks and our flow is about over. I am feeding and
      will continue for as long as needed.
      On Jun 14, 2012 10:43 AM, "Robbie Mabry" <robbie46@...> wrote:

      > Thanks, That is just what I needed to hear!
      > On Jun 14, 2012 10:39 AM, <elegans@...> wrote:
      >> **
      >> In a message dated 6/14/2012 5:54:37 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      >> robbie46@... writes:
      >> 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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