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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Shorter hives!

Last week when I took the honey, I put the supers back in the hives with the frames dripping where I cut the comb from the frames. This week the bees have completely cleaned all the honey off, but I don't know what to do now.

I decided to take the supers off, but needed to convince the bees to stay with the hive and not the removed super. I stood the supers on end facing the hive from which they came and left them. I'll bring them inside tonight or tomorrow if they are bee-free.

I also took the super off of Destin that had the frames on it that I am taking honey from this afternoon. I left it on its side near Destin to convince those bees to go back home, as well.

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