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2014/05/12

Hives update

Did a quick check of the hives, they are both doing well, but they are different.

Some differences I see now are:
  • The Italians are doing what I'm used to seeing, straight comb (even on a foundation-less frame), no burr comb between frames/on top of frames.
  • The Italians are only storing nectar and pollen in the 2nd medium.
  • The Carniolans have brood in the 2nd medium.
  • The Carniolans will be leaving the hive when it is cooler outside, I've seen Carniolans leaving/coming into the hive while there is no activity on the Italian hive.
  • The Carniolans are drawing burr comb on the tops of the frames and even between the frames. This makes it a bit of a mess.

It will be interesting to see how they progress.

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