48 hours no comb

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Thenewgoat, May 16, 2018.

  1. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat New Member

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    What do I need to do I have had my swarm for 48 hours and they have not started drawing comb yet. I am feeding syrup reduced the entrance some. They are clumped on the lid and some spread out on the foundation.
     
  2. ccjersey

    ccjersey Member

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    Give them time. Keep feeding.

    I am surprised though. I captured a swarm out of one of my hives and they had laid down some starter comb in the couple hours they were hanging on a limb 100' from the hive. I was surprised to see it!
     

  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    they are considering moving on. keep that entrance smaller than a queen and keep feeding, can take a few days to decide if they like the new house
     
  4. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat New Member

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    They are building comb every where now well on the frames.