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  1. #21
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    WOW! All solid laying pattern for the larvae. Yep, better gear up for swarm
    management soon. Get all your equipments ready for that now. They're coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beepro View Post
    Recognize this color?
    Looks like barage to me
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    I don't know if this is good:

    newcomb2013apr7.jpg

    This is foundationless comb built in a hive a bit more than three weeks after installing a nuc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cg3 View Post
    Heck, I can't even train mine to sit.
    as i get more time under my belt i realize that it's not about me training my bees, but vice versa.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Here's a pic of mine, sorry all the bees got in the way. This queen is now in a nuc as the hive wants to supercede her or maybe swarm, but it looks more like supercedure. She's possibly a 2011 Kona, some white remnant paint on her.



    Her first daughter just hatched tuesday or so last week and another one just got nuc'd Friday and the main hive has two nice capped queencells to work with. Looks a little spotty, but nectar and pollen were coming in so fast any empty cell got filled up immediately.f

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    This is more of an example of a pretty frame than outstanding brood. But not too bad.


    Pretty excellent for foundation less. Nice cells too - if I do say so.
    Since '09-25H-T-Z6b

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    I like that first pic Dave, I have a hive doing that too, moving up into the second box of all capped honey, they don't cap it as pretty as yours though. Got a nice rainbow pattern of capped brood, larvae though

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    Quote Originally Posted by David LaFerney View Post
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    This is more of an example of a pretty frame than outstanding brood. But not too bad.
    Pretty excellent for foundation less. Nice cells too - if I do say so.
    Nice color
    I know you saw the queen cells
    But are you prepared for them?

    Not trying to derail

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    Those picture aren't from this year, although I saw a few nice ones on Sunday, I didn't take any pictures. All of the wax so far this year is much darker, and I don't have much if any capped honey yet. I do have some nice brood patterns - in general much better than at this time last spring. I need to get some current pictures next time. Maybe there will be some white wax by next week.
    Since '09-25H-T-Z6b

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    TommyT - that frame of brood was produced in a queen right mating nuc and then when it was moved to a queen less cell starter hive to strengthen it the cells were built on it - aka wild cells. They were probably either wasted or harvested for jelly, but I don't remember. I know it seems a terrible waste, but when you set up to rear a few queens un-needed cells are part of it.
    Since '09-25H-T-Z6b

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    Yep, I have a new wax frame 80% built with capped broods all solid pattern. Didn't take a pic today though.
    The wax on the frame is white and so is the capped broods a light yellowish tan color. Very interesting to me
    how the bees made them. I'm a happy beekeeper so far this year. Last year was awful.

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