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joan
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Help! Reply with quote

Hi all ,I am new to actually keeping bees ,A small swarm came to stay nearly a month ago and we housed them and let them get on with it. They have been bringing in pollen and seemed fine ;now I see today they are ejecting half formed bees from the hive, still white. I noticed they were ejecting drones over the last week and then a few very small (young?) bees so whats going on? can anyone tell me please
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be normal 'hygienic behaviour', or it could be that they are on the brink of starvation - which seems unlikely, given the summer weather.

Have you checked for stores? Have you checked for a Varroa overload?
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joan
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I have not checked them for anything only had them less than a month and they are bringing in pollen by the bucket.They were a very small swarm and I did not want to start interfering with them so soon . If I look look in the hive ;what am I looking for ? I have bought and read the barefoot bee keeper and agree with everything in it I have even built a TBH but this is the first time with bees of my own and they came to me! landed in my compost bin I feel really lucky
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