2510Re: [TopHive] Bees in cluster
- Jun 14, 2012I 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
>> used in Langs. Let them be. Plus the foragers need to orient themselves.
>> thing you can do is put an entrance feeder in with sugar water. The
>> feeds the young bees who produce the wax flakes. And depending on where
>> 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
>> point can be very damaging to the new hive!!!!!!
>> George McRae
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