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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bee hive Goof up

April 20, 2006: I returned the empty nucs to PN. He asked how things were going and advised me to wait until the bottom hive was drawn out before adding anything above it. He doesn’t use a second hive body because it weighs so much, but rather uses a medium or small super.

I was too embarrassed to tell him I had already screwed up by adding the second hive body. I came home and called several Metro Beekeepers who had offered to help and left messages asking what to do. I also posted on the Beekeeper forum. Someone answered there and suggested that I simply remove the extra hive body and all should be well. Nicky called and offered to come over and help on Saturday.

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