Bees In Our Bonnets

The (mis)adventures of raising honey bees in Minnesota

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We added a second brood box (the brood boxes are where the queen lays her eggs–brood–and they are where the bees will overwinter) 10 days ago to both hives #1 and #2–Famine and War, respectively. You add a brood box when the existing boxes are 80% drawn out (where wax comb is added to the foundations of the frames).

I opened War without a veil or smoke today to take a quick peak and to show some of the neighborhood kids what it looked like. I noticed that they were beginning to draw out white comb instead of the usual pale yellow.

I wasn’t sure what was up with that, so I sent a message to the Bee Forum. I got positive feedback on the issue.

So, honey is flowing!

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Written by beesinourbonnet

31 May 2010 at 17:58

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