Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

cramped bees = testy bees?

1308 5
Hi all,

I picked up a nuke about a month ago. I've had a population explosion :D

All my frames but 1 where drawn out and full.

I've noticed the past week or so that as I go to peak at the hive they tend to bump me much more.

Is that because they're running out of space?

I've added a super. Hopefully that will cause them to calm down...
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Registered
507 Posts

If you only have one hive body, I would certainly add another hive body and not put the super on just yet.

Have you checked for swarm cells along the bottom half of the frames to see if they are building new queens?

Giving them another hive body will allow them the space to work. It should calm them down alot.

Let us know how it goes. Good luck.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.