Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm a first year beekeeper with a 1st year hive. The bees filled out all 10 frames pretty quick, then I put on a QE and a honey super. After a week only a few bees were in the super, so I removed the QE. Now a week later, there is still no drawn comb in the super. I would've thought that within a week that the bees would have at least started on at least one frame. There was quite a few bees in the super, but nothing at all going on. ANy suggestions?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
Most likely no useful honey flow. They will move up when they need/want to and not before.
A car won't run without fuel nor will bees produce wax without surplus honey.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
had same problem. If you have all medium frames like I do take an outside frame from a lower box if its all honey then put that frame up top. Get the bees working up there. If your lower boxes are deeps than this won't work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
had same problem. If you have all medium frames like I do take an outside frame from a lower box if its all honey then put that frame up top. Get the bees working up there. If your lower boxes are deeps than this won't work.
Already thought about that, but the bottom is a deep and the super is a medium.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
813 Posts
You might want to spray your super frames with sugar water just to catch their interest..... Sometimes they don't recognize the new space as available until you do something to get them to work it at some level.....
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top