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  1. #1
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    Default NEW VIDEO of my new swarm in my new hive.


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    Default Re: NEW VIDEO of my new swarm in my new hive.

    That's a cut out you participated in
    What you have is some brood and bees

    I hope you have enough to keep the brood warm and
    Larva to make a queen
    Read read read

    Good luck

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    Default Re: NEW VIDEO of my new swarm in my new hive.

    I need luck. I've studied as fast as I could with a late start. Read the handbook. Reading more. If the nurse bees and a new queen can take hold, I will feel lucky. The alternative would have been to let the colony die. If this one doesn't survive, I at least gave it my best shot. Advantage is living where we probably have had the last freeze. They have a chance and I want to make the chance better. Can you tell me if I need to do anything with the comb to give them a better chance to rebuild?

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    Default Re: NEW VIDEO of my new swarm in my new hive.

    The comb shouldn't have been stacked
    you should(could)have hung it from topbars with chicken wir
    If you have queen cells being made leave it alone,unless you know
    you can hang with the wire without ruining the cell.
    If the cells are on one comb maybe you can hang the rest

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    Default Re: NEW VIDEO of my new swarm in my new hive.

    I highly recommend you go to youtube and watch all the videos by jpthebeeman, if you are going to do cutouts (which this was, not a swarm). -js

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    Default Re: NEW VIDEO of my new swarm in my new hive.

    I recommend that you move that feeder to the inside of the hive and reduce the entrance to just large enough for a bee or two. You can use a cork with a hole in it since it round. The hive looks really weak. You don't want them to get robbed out.

    Les Crowder (at least in his book) shows that when he has a cutout he places the comb laying at an angle at the rear of the hive and the bees will start to build new comb at the front of the hive. You don't have much comb, so you could try moving the follower board back and see if they start to draw comb from the front bars. Ideally you would attach comb to bars, which is a pain in a TBH (much easier with frames in a Lang).

    BTW, love the hive. My better half wanted to know why mine didn't look that nice.

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