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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
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    Conroe, Texas, USA
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    Default All The Bees are outside ?

    I did a cut out this morning , in a water box, brought them home in the box.

    Cutout and saved all the brood and honey. I used rubber bands, and frames, no problems so far.

    This afternoon I went down to check on them, they were all out side ?
    Not very many stayed inside. I guess they didn't like their new home.

    any suggestions on why they were all outside ?


    Oh I also put a mother-load feeder full of 1 to 1 sugar water.

  2. #2
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    Dane County, WI.
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    "I guess they didn't like their new home". I wouldn't say that. Your weather temperatures seem pretty HOT;.. 96-99 degrees for the next few days. According to 'The Beekeepers Handbook'--D. Sammataro, "at 100 degrees outside air temps. all brood rearing stops, colony needs water to cool hive". I don't know what a 'water box' is but I suspect even a recent cutout needs adequate ventilation, shade and access to water It amazes me how you'all can keep bees [down there] when it's 96,99,..100 degrees for days on end. Adequate ventilation without robbing going on is another concern.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2008
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    They're back inside. Your right Oldbee, it's really hot. I guess that move got'em to hot. Once they settle in, the waters not that far away.

    I'll keep an eye on them, and keep the feed bag on, maybe a little brood builder . Try to get'em ready before winter.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Crystal Falls, Mi.
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    I dont know about 1 hive of my girls....sheesh, we been getting rain and 1 hive still loves hanging outside, its funny to watch them fan their booty off.... crazy girls.......
    Good Luck with them.....
    T.G.
    When I grow up, I want to be like John K.......

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