packages seem to be doing well. see pic

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by adamant, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    lot of bees on this 93 deg. afternoon. i was thinking that if the top box was drawn out and had eggs this hive would be a perfect candidate for a split. do u guys agree?
     

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  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Walkaway split or were you thinking of buying a queen? It would be 28 days after a walkaway before you saw any new eggs and another 21 days after that before you started seeing new bees. I wouldn't be hesitant to do a split with a new queen.
     

  3. adamant

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    top brood box is not fully drawn out yet. does it make a difference?
     
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    barry42001 New Member

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    It does, colony hasn't reached peak strength, brood area not fully available, space still being taken to store nectar spread across the entire frame instead upper corners, and cross top of frame. Once the queen can fully utilize both brood chambers, and lay a full brood cycle you notice a startling increase in colony strength, have supers available lol.
    Barry