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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New medium hive boxes on Proteus and Mellona

This morning before going to work, I put new medium hive boxes on Proteus and Mellona. You can see the new level on each hive below. These boxes each have 10 frames fitted with starter strips of 4.9 mm foundation. I followed the process I used earlier to cut the strips (using my quilter's rotary cutter).

You might notice that I still have the deep on its side in front of Bermuda (a shadow of its former self). I am not sure if the bees stored any pollen in those frames and I am going to leave it accessible to them for a while.

In about a week when the tulip poplar begins to bloom, I'll put honey supers on Proteus and Mellona to get honey production going. The weather has been hot and dry, so I also refilled the water source for the hives.

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