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Offline vvand111

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expierment i started 2 years ago great results
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:47:13 pm »
2 springs ago I decided to expand my number my number of hives and do some re queening on several older. Ordered 4 packages.

I set up  2 hives in preparation for the bees.  Both hive setups were 2 deeps with mixed built out and blank plastic frames.

When packages arrived I removes queens from 2 of them and used those queens to re queen 2 hives.

I put two packages in each of the double deeps and queened each 1.

The results have been great both years. ( I did the same thing this year.) all 4 of these hive have produced over( well over) 100lbs of honey in first year.

I like the results.   

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Re: expierment i started 2 years ago great results
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 05:31:21 pm »
Where did you get the queens for the packages of bees?  Also, do I understand correctly, you put 2 packages in a double deep?  Did  you have drawn or undrawn comb in those deeps?

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Re: expierment i started 2 years ago great results
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 08:50:22 pm »
Jen each package of bees come with a queen. I simply used 2 off those queens to re queen other hives.

50 /50 mix of built out frames and bare frames.