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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Brownsburg, IN
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    56

    Default 38 days after install

    I am a first year beek, and installed my one package on may 11th. Today I did a full inspection and found 8 full bars of brood comb, 4 partial bars of comb under construction and one full bar of nectar w some capped honey. does this sound about right as far as the bee 'construction' rate? I added one empty bar in between brood comb and nectar and 3 on the far end as they were up against the follower board. I realize that I will not see any honey this first year, but I would have tought they might have piut up a bit more stores than that?

    KB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Montgomery Twp, PA
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    161

    Default Re: 38 days after install

    Your progress seems about the same as mine. I have a bit more uncapped honey though. I did our install on the April 20th, and our queen was superceded, so the bees are a bit behind.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Novato, CA
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    554

    Default Re: 38 days after install

    Once all that brood hatches and matures they will really go to town! Bee happy!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Marquette, Michigan
    Posts
    65

    Default Re: 38 days after install

    Installed my pkg on may 4. Now have 19 of my 26 bars drawn out. Feeder slash follower bd takes 2 bar spaces but will remove that July 1 and put in regular follower board. Monty in marquette

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA
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    Default Re: 38 days after install

    Doesn't sound that bad for just a little over a month. They are using lots of food right now for brood rearing and comb construction, they'll start adding to the stores in a bigger way pretty soon. John

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