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    I have a two deep strong hive,It has been in the seventy's here for a couple of weeks and the bee's are really busy.Last week I swapped deeps the top was almost full of honey and most of the bee's were up in the top so I'm hoping swapping will get them working both boxes a little better.I added a med super and Q/E on top with no drawn comb and I just can't get them to move up any suggestions would be appreciated.O I did put a feeder on top hoping to get them to move up and maybe star to working this comb before the flow..... thanks.....



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    Default Re: drawing comb

    Sometimes it is hard to get them to move up with just foundation through a queen excluder. If you have any drawn comb put it above the excluder and you will have better luck. If you do not have any you could put two med boxes on and put on deep frame of brood in the middle once you get them going through the excluder and drawing comb on the medium frames you can move the deep back down and they should continue to work your medium frames. It is more work but, will work.

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    Default Re: drawing comb

    I just leave the excluder off until they start drawing wax up there. Once they get going you can put it back on.
    Dan

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    Default Re: drawing comb

    thanks for the input I'll give this a try....

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    Default Re: drawing comb

    You may have added the super a bit too early. They need to be getting pretty full in both boxes before they will move on new foundation. One drawn comb in the new box will help encourage them to move up. They will move on it when they need the room.

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    Default Re: drawing comb

    ya I new it was a little early, I'm am just trying to get some more comb drawn.thanks...............

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