I agree queen may be under screen,
Type: Posts; User: Ted adams
I agree queen may be under screen,
If you have any melt some wax along top to help hold the foundation in frames until bees start drawing out wax
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I have the same issue, extracted 4 supers, bees working but none on extractor or wax cappings
Beemandan; when do you suggest doing mite treatments in Ga with oa
Then let them swarm, that's what bees do, if they do you just added bees back to nature, bees survived for years on there own, most will not live but some will. Most of the reason bees have problems...
Take frames from wherever what you need is located. Maybe two frames with eggs two with eggs and pollen, one with honey, place new frames on outside of box, drawn out frames in center.
Join a local bee club, there are always members looking for bees if and when you have a swarm, if you keep your bees alive you will have a swarm one day.
Ask 10 beekeepers get 8 different answers. This late in year with foundation less frames, I would leave them alone, they'll never draw them out and fill.
I purchased from them before, boxes are well made, I have some 4 years old and are as good now as the first day I used. I really like their covers, heavy enough so wind cannot blow off.
Ask 10 bee keepers get 8 different answers, I am feeding a couple of hives in Ga now, 1 to 1 sugar water. We have not had goldenrod bloom yet, hopefully it will make a huge difference in hives...
My quests is it was a secondary swarm with a unmated queen, when she returned from mating flight she went below hive, is it a screened bottom? If so I have had this happen before.rubber band new comb...
I would not split this late in season unless you can purchase a mated queen. In South Carolina they will not need that much honey to carry over winter, I would extract some of the honey, two deeps...
May be a reason to teach a new class, How to make creamed honey. Canola is all around us, sign me up.
I would just leave them alone, several more cells and I may split again.
Is cup on bottom of frame ? I would not consider only one queen cell swarm prep. They may be building just in case they need to replace the queen. They often build but may not use.
I agree with Vance, why not extract as they go? Start selling honey now, place supers right back on hives. Spreads out the work for you and produces you the chance to get honey to customers before...
The queen was not with them, they will swarm again real soon
Not sure I would move brood unless there is lots of brood, but I would move a couple of drawn frames up to encourage them to move up.
A paint strainer is just fine, that is always what I use. Forcing thru may cause air bubbles , but the paint strainer will not make the honey taste strange, that is unles it was already used on paint.
Check with your county agent if you have one. I was told by our's bees do not work red clover.
I purchased two hives from greenbeehives, they are well built and lids are heave enough they will not blow off in hi winds like some others will do. However they are a little more costly . I am happy...
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There is likely a queen there, bee more often then not get it right . Did they swarm or just replacing the queen? If cells were on bottom of frames it may be they swarmed, if on middle of frames...
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