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2017/03/24

Hive check, 1 down

Check the hives the other day.

The swarm hive survived, small but survived. It has insulation on 3 sides and inside the top cover. 1 medium for bees, 1 medium with 3 frames on each side and a sugar block on top of the frames.

The Calif package died, looks like they starved. I had 3 mediums with a spacer and sugar block on top.  The sugar block was hardly eaten, it was probably too far away from the ball of bees. It had insulation on 4 sides and the cover.

I will not order any more California packages, they cannot survive the winters here.

Damn it.

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