My Honeybees

Backyard Beekeeping

Hive check 6/3/12

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Old hive

Brood in 3 boxes, including in one super
Bees are building up toward the top of the hive, not out to the sides in the boxes
– Found queen cells and removed comb build up on bottom of frames
– Found lots of drones

New hive

– 2 boxes full
– Added 1st super
– Found cup cells in center of frames
– Lots of drones
– Scraped burr comb build up from bottom of frames, between boxes

English: Honey bee workers on comb of brood

English: Honey bee workers on comb of brood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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