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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011
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    Default FINALLY found a frame with eggs

    One of my top-bar hives was missing a queen, and for several days my wife and I were looking in the other three tbh's for a bar with eggs to give to the hive that needed to raise a queen.
    I could see lots of capped brood, some we moved with the nurse bees over to the queenless hive just to build up the population. I thought that I could see the eggs if I held the frame up so that the sunlight shone on it; however, I couldn't see any. Finally I put on my "10X LED Head Headband Magnifier Magnifying Glasses Loupe Watch Repair LED Light" that I bought on Ebay for a VERY low price (also got one for my son)... but I digress. Anyway, I held up the same top bar that I had previous looked at for eggs and "...when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature..." egg and several more. If y'all ain't got one, they's cheap on Ebay, and they shore do hep ya see those tiny, tiny eggs. I couldn't belive how small they were.
    .................................. http://www.ebay.com/itm/10X-LED-Head...item51aef9a4d3 Check 'em out.

  2. #2
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    Kingsville, OH
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    Default Re: FINALLY found a frame with eggs

    It took me years to be able to see eggs. Now I have no trouble, but you make a nice suggestion.

  3. #3
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    Chicagoland, IL, USA
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    Default Re: FINALLY found a frame with eggs

    I'm still trying to get used to these darn bifocals the optometrist made me get.....been 2 months and I still cannot see up close to read, glasses on, glasses, off, old lenses - bah! This aging stuff is for the birds (not the bees!).

  4. #4
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: FINALLY found a frame with eggs

    Generally it's a safe bet that a comb of almost all open brood has some eggs and young larvae on it...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  5. #5
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    Default Re: FINALLY found a frame with eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    Generally it's a safe bet that a comb of almost all open brood has some eggs and young larvae on it...
    Thanks, Mike, that's good to know. Makes a lot of sense.

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