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  1. #1
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    Default Argh!! My honey is gone.

    Started hive from package in Spring 2007. They drew out a deep.

    This year I placed a shallow super on top. They drew it out and filled it up with honey very quickly, all but a couple of frame. Fast forward a few weeks, and I am going to harvest some honey with my father (so he can show me how).

    It's all brood except for two frames!!!!!

    I guess it is ok, because now my hive is bigger and stronger. I have a medium super on top of the shallow, and no queen excluder. They have started drawing out the medium, but not much progress.

    Oh well, live and learn.

  2. #2
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    I would be glad to see brood in my super
    Sig

  3. #3
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    guess the bees figured it was their honey
    all that is gold does not glitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by stangardener View Post
    guess the bees figured it was their honey
    Yeah, I asked my dad where the honey went. And he said, "They made it into bees."

  5. #5
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    That's what bees do this time of year, turn honey into more bees. They will do the same in July and leave you with nothing if you don't take it away from them. If you do take, they will slow down on the brood production as they should at that time of year.

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    That's why most people run two deeps for brood. A good queen can sometimes fill three deeps with brood, and usually will fill most of two deeps. (or, of course, three mediums...)
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default I would not...

    Quote Originally Posted by beenovice View Post
    I would be glad to see brood in my super
    I would not.

  8. #8
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    Just curious, What was in the original deep box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okb View Post
    Just curious, What was in the original deep box?
    Not sure what you mean. Last year, it was a just a deep with a lid. They drew out the deep. Some honey at the top of the combs, brood below. So it was basically all brood.

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    Sry, That is what I was asking. Was there brood in the deep box as well.

  11. #11
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    My booming hive has 2 deeps and 2 shallow supers. I found brood in the lowest shallow. I just plopped on another honey super.
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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