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I'm a second year bkeeper with 12 hives. I have 10 in my back yard. I have 1 hive that the girls set on the landing and wash board. The other 9 are doing there thing are these bees lazy or what ?
 

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Check them for swarm cells. I've found that a populated inactive hive around other hives that are active are probally preparing to swarm.
 

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Check out the odd ball hive. With that kind of non-activity, when other hives are active, sounds like queen issues may be at hand.
 

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Checked this hive yesterday,lots of brood some store some not drawn yet. Put on pollin patty. Today they look like the rest of the hives. Must have been on strike.:lpf: UNION bees:ws
 
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