Bees removing themselves from honey supers

Discussion in 'Products of the Hive' started by ApisBees, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    I Had an extra queen in the spring so made up a small nuc (1frame mostly caped brood and 1 frame honey and pollen) and put in my back yard in town. pulled the 2 shallow supers off today and inserted mite strips. Placed a board on the ground in front of hive and the honey super in front of the board. Shook most the bees off the frames onto board in front of hive and brushed the rest off. the bees started doing there pheromone fanning thing they do so well to let the rest of the girls know where home is. it wasn't long before the girls were walking up over the sides of the super and exiting the honey super them self's
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Now if we can just get them to learn how to uncap the ripe honey without eating it and relieving us of that tedious task I'd be even happier. :grin: