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    Thought to share something here.
    This is what happen when you have a good laying queen bee.
    Her daughters also exhibit the same laying pattern.
    Anyone what to share as well?

    Adding more pics to this. Sorry, cannot tilt them back. No bee is good without the foods too.
    What else is blooming now in your area?
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    This is my best layer i'm going to make some queens from this hive.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
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    Default Re: full of broods

    You are too late they are already capped.
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    Jealous. It's still cold and my bees havent arrived. Hopefully next year I will be showing off some awesome comb to the cool kids in the beeyard!

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    I dunno Glock, she missed about 30 cells.... and your 'hivetool' distracted me.... =p

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    Show off! that is awesome I'm just jealous!

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    Big Grin Re: full of broods

    Acebird, you have some pics to share as well?
    Sealed broods that is. Heee, hee!!!

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    GLOCK, how come yours different from mine?
    What type of queen bees do you keep?
    Mine is brown wax to seal the broods. How come yours are the
    white color wax? It is interesting that there are no pollen cells.
    No open nectar cells either. Strange......not many bees on the frame.

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    Beepro,

    That's just a new frame of capped brood, it is lighter like that which is why it doesn't have stores as well. The queen filled it up as they were drawing it or possibly laid in the cell impressions before the bees even started on it since it's a plastic frame. I'll take a picture of mine when they're capped next week and you can see it'll probably be lighter than Glock's since it's a first round of brood in it.

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    I have some of those that you mention about the newly built combs sealed broods. Yep, by next week they should all be
    capped. This should be interesting to see.

    Don't worry, Mel. You will have some of those too after the successful split.

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    Glock is that picture from last year or this year, impressive pattern though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beepro View Post
    It is interesting that there are no pollen cells.
    No open nectar cells either. Strange......not many bees on the frame.
    That is not the pattern I would expect to see here in Upstate NY during the winter.
    Intervene for the sake of taking a picture. Doesn't fit with my style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    That is not the pattern I would expect to see here in Upstate NY during the winter.
    Intervene for the sake of taking a picture. Doesn't fit with my style.
    I take pictures of bees both in and out of the hive. If I could teach a bee to stay they would turn out much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Davis View Post
    . If I could teach a bee to stay
    Heck, I can't even train mine to sit.
    Go to Heaven for the climate, go to Hell for the company. -Mark Twain

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    Teach them to sit first...do you know the universal bee hand signals ?
    Last edited by honeybeebee; 04-07-2013 at 07:38 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Davis View Post
    Glock is that picture from last year or this year, impressive pattern though.
    That pic was from last year. but that hive is doing well coming out of winter .
    My bees are just now starting to make brood.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
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    Default Re: full of broods

    brood.jpg

    This is a pic I took last week. It is from a swarm I caught last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beepro View Post
    Thought to share something here.
    This is what happen when you have a good laying queen bee.....
    Great pictures, thanks for sharing! I wish all your frames would be the same or better (is it possible?)
    Серёжа, Sergey

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    Haa, ha! I'm trying to train them not to sting me on a routine hive check. Is that possible?

    I always made a habit to bring along my cam just in case for something interesting to
    show up on a routine hive inspection. But not all the time I can snap something. Anyways,
    sharing is good, right. This is her 4th time brooding of the old queen last year.
    I'm evaluating the new queens for their laying pattern and productivity now.
    I have 4 of them laying since 2 weeks ago. So need to check their progress for
    the gentleness as well. So far so good.

    Yes, it is very possible for every frame to exhibit the same brood pattern. Hopefully the daughter
    will follow their mother to do the same. I'm able to see solid laying pattern on her daughters as well.
    This will pass my test for them so far. It is just like good or bad habits that we all have.
    So once she choose a good laying habit the end result is the same every time.
    All frames full of broods if there are enough space for her to lay.
    Good bees need good foods too. They're barely blooming right now. Recognize this color?
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    This what my brood amounts to right now but pollen just stated coming in yesterday and thing just started to warm up and to day they where out in numbers i have not seen in 3 month or better.
    All 12 of my hives are queen right so i'm sure things are going to get crazy soon.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
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