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  1. #1
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    Apr 2003
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    Lenexa, Kansas
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    The bees have been chewing or polishing or licking the entrance of the old hive! They are at it both day and night.

    OK, the wood IS a little rough, could they be trying to smooth it out? This is the swarm living inside the cold frame wall. I placed a hive over the entrance and sealed the alternative exits because I would like them to expand into a proper hive.

    I COULD order bees for the hive, of course, but this hive is strong and VERY gentle, so I see no point to ordering bees if I can get THIS hive split or whatever without ripping up the walls!

    I am curious as to why they would be workig over the entrance to the old hive both day AND night!

  2. #2
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    May 2000
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    Fremont, New Hampshire, USA
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2003
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    brown county,indiana,usa
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    sometimes it looks like they are trying to parrallel park.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2003
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    Lenexa, Kansas
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    Washboarding. Yes, that DOES sound like what they are doing!

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