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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Slatted rack on Bermuda

I opened up the Bermuda hive all the way to the brood box and this is what the top of the brood box looked like - bees everywhere. I had to take the brood box off of the screened bottom board to install the slatted rack.

I did see a small hive beetle, but couldn't squash him because I was holding the heavy deep hive body at the time.
Here is Bermuda with its slatted rack. I will find out tonight if it makes a difference in the bearding.

You can see the bees gathered at the top of the first hive body. I didn't realize until I had the entire hive back together that I hadn't quite set the medium exactly in line on top of the deep at the bottom.

I didn't want to continue the disturbance I had already started by again taking the hive apart. I'll fix that on Friday when I open the hives again.
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