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  1. #1
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    Default carnies

    have a hive from a trapout almost 2.5 mos back. requeened w/ carnie queen...they still refuse to draw and expand past 3 frames are they doomed or what can i do? im in upstate ny btw

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    Default Re: carnies

    Nope. Not doomed. Check for mites and treat if necessary. If the queen is laying well, they just don't need the space. Carnies seem to manage colony size and space pretty well. Are you feeding? If not, I would see if they take it. Give them a reason to make more space.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Default Re: carnies

    Feed sugar syrup to get the population up for wintering and also posting 32
    Ernie
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    Default Re: carnies

    Carnies tend to stop laying when there is little or nothing coming in. If that is the case, then feed but I would use a top feeder to prevent robbing as opposed to an entrance feeder.

    Bill Schaefer

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