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  1. #1
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    Sep 2003
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    Carp, Ontario, Canada
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    Greeting,

    If I have a fully capped brood frame how can I know if they are about to emerge? Just uncap one and see??

    Thanks,

  2. #2
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    May 2005
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    Milton, Vermont
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    They won't all emegre on the same day. If you look closely you will see some cells that the bees are just starting to chew through the cappings, some have already emerged and some are still capped.
    It is what it is.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
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    Hotlanta, GA
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    A great way to tell if they're emerging is if you have a frame of capped brood with a few empty cells in the middle or perhaps with an egg in them. That means the earliest laid have emerged and the rest are soon to follow
    Ask two beekeepers, get three answers

  4. #4
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Emerging brood has bees in the process of emerging. You will see them sticking their heads out and trying to wiggle out of the cell. If there aren't bees emerging, then I wouldn't call it emerging brood. It also usualy has many fuzzy (new looking) bees.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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