By Harlan H D Attfield
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If the bees cluster at the entrance on warm nights, it could mean they are feeling crowded and need more frames or supers, although this is normal in a busy hive. The natural order of the frames in the brood chamber should not or combs filled with be disturbed. Only poor, irregular combs, Combs of drones should be placed in should he removed. drones, the honey super or outside the frames containing brood. In this way these frames will not act as barriers to the queen as she moves from one frame to another.
Bee eater Figure 34 27. ,3AT TO DO BEFORE TBE BONEYFLOW make sure your colonies To make a good job of beekeeping, with young bees at the time of the honeyflow. ~ "humming" bees are the best gatherers of honey and pollen. are Young from place to The times of major and minor honeyflows vary A successful beekeeper must learn to adjust hive manageplace. ment to seasonal changes in the life of the colony. First-year Swarms A swarm captured shortly before the major honeyflow and placed in a new beehive will probably use most of the honey they make Th;e colId combs for brood iearing ard honey storage.
S) in one year. This requires much skill and a location where the bees will find qood honey plants. The Indian honeybee is a good producer but has a few defects to keep in mind. Sometimes colonies will leave the hives of the beekeeper and return to living in the wild. At other times, a stronq colony will rob the honey from weaker hives in the beekeeper's yard causinq its death. In addition, the bees use little propolis and are often helpless against certain types of which enter the hives and damage the combs.
A beekeeping guide by Harlan H D Attfield