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MrB 

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Bee's very docile :)
hardly any smoke used, occasional mist of water.
i still have not seen HM, but i have seen eggs this time :hurray:
so, eggs present, plenty of larvae and plenty of sealed brood.
as far as the stores is concerned i am not sure how much to expect?
i appear to have the end frame (from nuc) full of capped stores, both sides, a couple of fames with uncapped stores and the rest have honey stored in the usual pattern around the top and edges, around the brood. (oh and quite a bit of pollen)
the bees are covering 6 frames (from the original nuc)
and have drawn about 1/3 rd of one side of the 7th frame (so not much change from last week as far as the drawing out is concerned)
i have turned this frame around and left just 1 more of foundation and fitted a dummy board, dont think that i have enough bees yet to do more and perhaps need to let nature take its course? or should i be concerned? :confused:
 

Widdershins 

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Sounds fine to me - they are doing their thing, its just a case of being patient.
 

MJBee 

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Your build up sounds OK to me. I don't know what your weather has been like but over here May and June have been stop start and if the nectar isn't coming in they will not draw comb. Patience
 

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