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2016/06/21

Hive check

Well, the package hive is doing great, almost all of the frames in the 2nd medium mare full, so I put a new box on there with full and half frames. I see lots of brood comb, so the half frames with help with that.

The swarm hive has brood, but not many workers left alive. Maybe a frame. I added a frame of brood (w/o the bees) from the other hive and added several frames of drawn out comb, we'll see if that gives them a shot in the arm. They still have sugar water so they can draw out comb easier. We'll see how they do. They were a small swarm in the fist place. I noticed the bees are larger, so it was probably a feral colony they came from.


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