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by Monica Melograna-Ward

Honey Bees!

HoneyBees1769_A.jpgThe package/box of around 10,000 honey bees was brought home on the 18th of this month. The following is how far they have gotten with building the comb(s). So far, everything is going really well. I will have an article on the pickup through installing the bees into the hive soon.

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With the hive top off looking down at the top bars.

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The comb(s) being built (around the queen bee).

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Another pic of the comb build. They had already started into their project when I put a bees wax guide on one of the top bars. It has been ignored as they continue with their original natural plan.

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One last photo before closing the top cap down for the night.

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Sugar Water Honey Bee Syrup of 1:2 for egg/brood laying just started. You can see the mason jar on the plastic feeder that extends into the hive entrance. There is also a homemade wooden feeder to the right of that…

See you next Friday for more Adventures with Honey Bees.

 

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