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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: first question on this forum Reply with quote

So I am new to the forum and have no idea if I'm doing this correctly but I have a question about cutouts I live near central pennsylvania and about 3 weeks ago I did my first cut out of a wall. out of that hive we removed about a volley ball sized ball of bees and 68 pounds of honey last week the dandelions started to bloom and I did a hive cut out yesterday 10 minutes from the first one and removed roughly 5 to 6 pounds of bees 12 top bar frames full of brood and no capped honey stores. In the first cutout they had a lot of empty comb between one section of studs with a little honey left but the next section over was ceiling to floor capped honey,this most recent cutout as in the floor of the third floor of the house.I checked the neighboring sections and found no sign of bees or comb. Why the difference?, and is this much of a difference normal in feral hives that close together?
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