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2010/09/27

Busy time of year


Life has speeded up, lots to do at home.

Right now we are having a mini heat wave, my mentor said the heat will persuade the bees to cap off any honey they have left open. He also mentioned that the nectar flow has dropped off and they bees will be robbing until their numbers start to go down.

Yesterday I was mowing the lawn and left the garage door open. I have a nuc with 2 drawn, extracted medium frames in it. A few bees found the frames while I was mowing and I decided to put them out when I was done and let the bees cleanup what they could. That was a surprise. A few hours later I had hundreds of bees buzzing the nuc. The frames were full of bees! I waited until 10pm to go out and bring the nuc back into the garage. It was cleaned out of honey! This am as I left for work I could see a handful of bees buzzing around where the nuc had been, looking for the nuc.

This weekend I want to move the inner cover below the supers with the bee escape installed so I can get ready to collect the supers.


Update: I left the frames in the garage, they flew into the garage to get to the honey and wax.

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