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    I installed a package of bees on 10 frames of 5.1mm foundation in a full depth box three days ago. On top of the frames i placed a quail feeder with sugar syrup and covered it with a empty box and a cover.The bees will not go down and draw out the foundation they are drawing comb on the cover.What can I do to make them go down?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated
    Thanks All Ray

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    Ray try spraying sugar water onto the foundation (is it wax coated plastic?).


    LaRae

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    (is it wax coated plastic?).
    No it is wired wax.

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    Lose the quail feeder and use and inverted bucket. Do not give them the opportunity to draw elsewhere.

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    If you have some good comb cut it out and tie it into empty frames. Remove the top box and the feeder. Don't let them into any empty space you don't want comb in.

    You could put some #8 hardware cloth on top of the inner cover hole and an inverted jar of syrup with holes in the lid on top of that #8 hardware cloth.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    After reading Michael& Bruce Posts I went out and cleaned up the mess I had. Got all the bees into the bottom box and installed a division board feeder.The weather was not that great, lite rain with 25mph winds,the bees were very gentel. I would like to thank you guys for the help.
    Ray

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