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    Default should I be concerned

    with this much capped drone brood in each side of a frame?



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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    No, you shouldn't be concerned. Why do you ask?
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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    They are backfilling necter in the brood nest. Have you given them any space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    No, you shouldn't be concerned. Why do you ask?
    those where not capped a week ago on inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeManiac View Post
    They are backfilling necter in the brood nest. Have you given them any space?
    yes they have have 10 empty frames on top of the box this frame is in... they are not moving up for some reason
    Last edited by D1here; 04-24-2013 at 04:00 PM.

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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    Which is the way things are supposed to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Which is the way things are supposed to be.
    gues it would help if I posted it right...........all ten frames on top are empty Ill fix my mistake

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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    What mistake? I'm confused.
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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    What mistake? I'm confused.
    the bees are backfilling nectar in the nest frames even though they have ten empty frames on top of this box.....the are not drawing comb on the new frames............does that clear it up?

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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    Yes. So, how are you going to address things?
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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    Some hives just take longer to start working the box above. I wouldn't be too concerned unless you can't see any eggs. If that's the case, there may be a problem with the queen.

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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    I would address things by getting rid of those combs with 50% drone cells in them and get them to draw out some new worker combs, do this as soon as all the brood hatches out of them. John

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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    Quote Originally Posted by D1here View Post

    yes they have have 10 empty frames on top of the box
    Are the 10 empty frame drawn comb or foundation? If foundation, I hope there is not a queen excluder below it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroBee View Post
    Are the 10 empty frame drawn comb or foundation? If foundation, I hope there is not a queen excluder below it.
    just foundation no comb....no excluder

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmgi View Post
    I would address things by getting rid of those combs with 50% drone cells in them and get them to draw out some new worker combs, do this as soon as all the brood hatches out of them. John
    please explain futher..........just throw them out and give them empty frames and foundation? and wait on drones to hatch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Yes. So, how are you going to address things?
    thats what Im asking the experts....how to address it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon B View Post
    Some hives just take longer to start working the box above. I wouldn't be too concerned unless you can't see any eggs. If that's the case, there may be a problem with the queen.
    this hive is over a year old....... I cut out of house last year and they filled all ten frames last year and never went up last year so I went to just 1 box for winter. I see larva....Im to blind to see eggs......this hive is also the hive I have posted on the main board about being so mean.

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    Default Re: should I be concerned

    Take the second frame in from each side of the box w/ the drawn comb and replace them w/ frames of foundation from the other box, putting the two drawn comb frames in the upper box in the middle of the upper box, w/ a frame of foundation between them.
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