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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013
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    Franklin, WI
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    Default Is Patience a Virtue?

    Or am I killing myself unnecessarily? I am brand new at this. I built 2 new top bar hives in May and I installed a 3# package into each last Friday. I've not yet opened to inspect them. I go over every day and watch for a bit. I see bees coming and going. They seem to be coming back laden with with pollen. I really want to open them and make sure the queens are out of their cages and working. I want to see how much comb was been drawn out. How long should I wait?

  2. #2
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    Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    I think you deserve a peek into your hives.
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

  3. #3
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    Knox, Pa. USA
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    I would!

  4. #4
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    Anderson, South Carolina, USA
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    Is Patience a Virtue?

    Yes. A virtue best found in others. Now, go look in your hive.

  5. #5
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    Roanoke, VA
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    You should be fine. Just do a quick visual to see if they are pulling straight comb. I wouldn't take out all the bars.

  6. #6
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    Josephine County,Oregon,USA
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    I took my queen cage out the 3rd day and they'd already built some comb on it,so I'd say yes,look and at least remove the cages if the queens are out. Enjoy!

  7. #7
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    Jun 2013
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    Franklin, WI
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    wow, Ok, thanks everyone. To late to do it today. I'll take a peak tomorrow and get those cages out.

  8. #8
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    Apr 2013
    Location
    Brownsburg, IN
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    I check my window daiky, and open hive up for inspection once a week. Not had any issues so far.

  9. #9
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    Jun 2013
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    Franklin, WI
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    Default Re: Is Patience a Virtue?

    I really should have put a window in. Kinda dumb I guess.

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