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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Feeding Frenzy

After the harvest, I always put the dripping frames from crush and strain back onto the hives for the bees to clean them up.  So last week when we harvested, I did that - put the frames back onto the hives.  Probably this week I should take those boxes off of the hive because the bees will not draw any more wax this year.

Left in the filter buckets is the comb from the crushing and it always has some honey left on it.  In past years I've washed that comb and then put it in the solar wax melter.  For the past two years I have been putting the crushed comb out for the bees to clean up.  I put it far away enough from the hives to keep robbing from happening but close enough for them to find it (hopefully my bees find it and not bees of my neighbors).

Here's what it looked like at 7:24 this evening in the pan that I left out for the bees to clean:






They are upside down in the pan and having a field day cleaning up the comb from the harvest!

2 comments:

  1. bunlar balın en güzel kısmı.yemek gerekir.arılar için fazla lüx.hem bu şekilde yaparsanın başka komşu arılar gelir ve yağmacılık eğilimi artar
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  2. A feeding frenzy indeed!

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