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sa lehman
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: beginner Reply with quote

just installed 3lb box of bees to a tbh I built, rained and became cool ( 35 degree F) for the 1st two nights. Inspected on the 3rd day and queen had been released, but there was no comb. I am feeding a 1 to 1 sugar syrup. How long should it take till they start building comb? Would the cool rainy weather have slowed them down? Is there anything else I should be doing? any comments would be welcome
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Carl and Petra
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

35 f.

I have not seen my bees move when it is that cold, until warmer i would expect them to just sit there. Without food in comb i don't know how they will fare with what they have from the package.
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