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    Default Comb Pics

    2 weeks out on the TBH
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: Comb Pics

    Lookn' good

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    Default Re: Comb Pics

    sweet!! and great photo nice and clear

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    Default Re: Comb Pics

    That comb is so YELLOW.
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    Yep, that's the most bright yellow comb that I've ever seen. Wonder why it is so?

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    They are hammering the dandelions, which is the main pollen and nectar source now. That is what I assume is the color source.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Looks like you photo-shopped the yellow. Only wish mine looks as good.

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    Default Re: Comb Pics

    My bees built some combs last year and they were bright yellow like your picture. There was a lot cotton growing around here and I think they were tracking cotton pollen on the new white comb and turned it yellow. There's not any cotton blooming yet but they tracked something in.

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    That's a great photo.

    By the way, my top bar hive just acquired some cut-out bees a couple of weeks ago. I had to throw out all the original comb due to wax moth infestation. They are now building brand new comb - for two weeks now - and the virgin white comb is now emerging from the building-bees.

    Question -

    I'm not 100% sure the queen is in there and can't tell if she is laying brood deep within that ball.

    When would be a good time to go in that hive and lift-out a top bar to see if the queen and/or brood is in there during such a delicate period? I understand that if there is no queen that a worker could be laying down some big pencil erasers (drones), so I will know the difference if/when I see that.

    I don't want to tamper with the hive unless it's urgent.....and I'm wanting to know what would be a prudent determination of 'urgent'.

    By the way, they seem very industrious and in good spirits. They are a small bunch, but a lot of spunk. In fact, I tried to feed them honey and they rejected it. They are feeding themselves with all the foragers bringing back the goods.

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    I would think at 2 weeks you could inspect for brood and eggs, but I am new to this TBH thing. I was in the hive for a quick inspection a 10 days.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: Comb Pics

    Man that comb is beautiful. I thought mine was yellow.IMG_20130510_194237_754.jpg

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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing pics!
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