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    Re: Bees storing honey in a vacant hive???

    Well i went out and took every frame apart and did find brood. On the two outside frames.. This box mid summer was queen less and had nothing in it. It is amazing that they will fill a hive even when...
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    Re: Bees storing honey in a vacant hive???

    I have never tried this but can i open a hive at night and see if the bees are staying in the hive or leaving. Our temperture tonight will be above 70.
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    Re: Bees storing honey in a vacant hive???

    I saw no brood, but i only checkrd 3 frames. The ones in the middle the i skipped over one then checked the next on either side. No sign of anything but capped honey and necture.

    I,ll open it up...
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    Re: Bees storing honey in a vacant hive???

    More detail. The hive body has a top cover and bottom board. It is a complete set up with just one hive body. I have five hives it is setting in the middle. All the hives are 3 feet apart. When i...
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    Re: Bees storing honey in a vacant hive???

    We had a drought bad. I had to feed bees most of summer. They have bounced back very well in the last month. No pranks being pulled. Just strage why hive has bees and honey in it.
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    Bees storing honey in a vacant hive???

    I have a hive body with frames in it, that is setting next to my active hives. All summer i have had bees coming and going from this single hive body. I opened it today and found it 70% full of honey...
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    Re: No Brood, but hive full of bees ????

    Ok I'm going to add a frame from one of my other hives, I'll check out the hive in a week to see if I am getting any new cells with eggs or larva. I'll post any new info in a week. I hope I start to...
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    Re: No Brood, but hive full of bees ????

    This hive is 3 years old. All of my foundations are real dark in color. I got the hive used and am using the same foundations for the last 3 years. I have never been able to find a queen in any of my...
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    Re: No Brood, but hive full of bees ????

    I don't think the hive is honey bound. There is a super that is almost empty. I have 2 hive bodys and 2 supers on top. the top super is mostly empty. second down is half full of honey and pollen....
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    Re: No Brood, but hive full of bees ????

    I found no cells that looked like they are capped. There where several queen cells, but they all looked empty. Is it ok to take a frame from another hive and add it to the hive with no brood. Will...
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    No Brood, but hive full of bees ????

    I have a hive that is full of bees, putting stores of honey and pollen, but no brood. Did my hive swarm and leave most of the bees behind?

    If this is the case can I just get a new queen and add...
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