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How many bars do I give them at first. I understand that they need a smaller space to start in so they can keep it warm enough. And do I give them brood and honey bars? or just brood to start with.

Thanks -Bill from New Hampshire
 

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Sometimes it can encourage the bees to start building the right direction if they have a smaller space to build in, also I have read a few posts that indicate a new package might abscond if the space is to large.. But thats a BIG maby.
 

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I recently hived 2 packages in TBHs... on a Kenyan about 38" long the other a Tanzanian 48" long. No follower boards or any obstructions in the hives. Both are raising lots of brood, filled out several bars and doing great. I do feed 1:1 constantly and have pollen sub patties on both hives.
 
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