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  1. #1
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    my neighbor man is in his 80's and has been keeping bees for 50 years he is very distressed because he says his bees wont cap the hive. i dont know what this means but i offered to get on the web and try to find him an answer. he says everyone he talks to has never heard of this problem. hopefully there is somebody out there in honey bee land that can help. thanks.

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    I assume he means they aren't capping the honey comb. They may have hit a dearth and are using the honey so they haven't capped it. It may be the humidity or lack of ventilation is such that they haven't got it dry enough yet. They won't cap it until the humidity is low enough.

  3. #3
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    MB is most definitely right about the capping. Has to have honey coming in and have to have the right humidity. Now another slant to the cap thing is are his bees all the way up into the inner cover. Are the bees bubbling out of the top (cap) of the hive? Just wondering if that is what he means. Not that many bees in his hive.
    Dan

    [This message has been edited by bjerm2 (edited August 23, 2004).]

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