Spring inspections....

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by BjornBee, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    There are many who wrote on the topic of spring inspections. So let me comment on a finer point of one point...

    The first picture is the way I like to feed many of my light hives in late fall. I just place a 25 pound slab of fondant on the inner cover.

    The second picture is what happens when they eat all the fondant and you leave that extra box on all summer. :lol:

    Now is the time to do what you need to do... ;)

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  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    To add to that, many times a beek will add a super in spring, but doesn't have all the frames ready. He puts a super missing a few frames on intending to put the other frames in a little later. I have heard many times, "those frames will give them a place to work until I get the others ready".

    Well, it doesn't work that way. Bees HATE frames. In a box with one frame space open, they will fill that with natural comb before starting on the frames. NEVER, NEVER, put on a box with less than all the frames.
     

  3. BjornBee

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    Put on a box with a frame short? I never did that.... ;) And I swear..I never put a super on up-side-down either. I found one like that one time, but someone must of been playing a joke on me... :)
     
  4. An-Nahl

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    so the fondant is just put on as is... no mixing anything needed?

    Sorry I have never used for cakes or bees =)

    I called a place and they said it was made from sugar, water and corn syrup, this is what I want correct?