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MJBee 

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Dordogne 24360 France
Hive Type
commercial
Number of Hives
16 a mix of Commercial, National, 14 x 12, Dadant and a Warre
I am into week 3 of my Apiguard treatment and one of my colonies is doing something I have never seen before. The colony is in a double brood national - I used it for queencell raising - The queen has retreated to the lower box and stayed there, all the brood in the top box has emerged. Now here's the strange bit - the bees have moved the honey from the arch over the "brood area" and put it into the brood area cells - a complete reversal of the "norm" - WHY?
The bottom box is full of brood in all stages and positioned where I would expect it to be with a honey arch over.:cheers2: Mike
 

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