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Thread: Warre Dead out

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    Default Warre Dead out

    My 1st year Warre appears to have not made it. I now realize another drawback of the Warre system; cleaning out dead outs. If I try again this spring with a package (and why wouldn't I, I have so much $$$ invested in the darn things) will the bees take to it and clean it out themselves?

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    Default Re: Warre Dead out

    You never know what killed the hive, so cut outall combs and make candles. Torch the inside of the hive (light brown not black) and let the bees build fresh comb. Feed and treat the first year. Weigh your hives before winter. Protect from wind and insulate before winter.

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