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  Topic: cross comb/collapse...queen question
blackwillowfarm

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 6:14 pm   Subject: cross comb/collapse...queen question
Checked the hive and its day 8. several combs were beautiful. The first three bars were cross combed. I attempted to vertically cut the comb but three combs fell to bottom. I used the hair clip method ...
  Topic: bees not active after 3 days
blackwillowfarm

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 6:47 pm   Subject: follow up
I am using two books:Les Crowder's book and THE THINKING BEEKEEPER. I only open when sunny and calm. I started with 10 bars. I used natural cotton as guide held in place with beeswax.

I checked tod ...
  Topic: bees not active after 3 days
blackwillowfarm

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:35 pm   Subject: they are much moreactive now
yes I do have some guides. now hopefully they work Very Happy

NOw that they have had a day of sugar water they see a lot more active and still clumped up so crossing fingers. Will check on day 7. Thanks
  Topic: bees not active after 3 days
blackwillowfarm

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:14 pm   Subject: what next
okay so if their building comb and I need to watch and prevent cross comb. Do I just gently lift the bars and separate them a bit or wait till I can see combs and then try and adjust.
  Topic: bees not active after 3 days
blackwillowfarm

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:55 pm   Subject: bees not active after 3 days
I just installed on sunday my bees into a top bar hive. I placed a feeder in there as well with 1:1 ration of sugar and water. I went out on Wed and noticed no activity. Upon investigating by moving o ...
 
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