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2011/01/21

MH Hive status

The MH hive seems to be surviving, I've sat with them and noticed they bees are bringing in pollen. Not as many bees as I'd like to see, it's been a wet winter. Since it's Jan already, I added a pollen patty to the top so they have food for brood.
I left the top super on last winter since the frames were not fully capped off, the bees have moved into the top deep/top super and left the bottom deep. I'll have to swap the deeps and remove the super once the weather warms up and the population rises.

I am checking out a possible location for another hive in MH, just down the road from the existing hive. I am considering buying 2 packages of bees from the bee guild instead of waiting for swarms.

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