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on the 19th june i hived 2 nucs, both 5 frame nats buckfast type bee.

hive 2

frame 1 stores (little in corner of frame) C brood =cb from now
frame 2 cb and where bees have hatched pollen being put in cells
3 cb and Q
4 cb some lava (stores same as above on frame 1)
5 cb
6 cb
7 part drawn foundation some uncapped stores
8 one side frame drawn
9 foundation

frame 2/3/4/5/6/ are Nat frames
Frame 1/7/8/9/ dadant shallows
there is no wild comb built anywhere on these frames
I have added a comercial frame full of capped honey, of which i ran hive tool over the cappings.


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Hive 3

frame 1 cb + stores
frame 2 cb + lava
frame 3 cb
frame 4 cb
frame 5 cb
frame 6 cb + stores
frame 7 capped stores complete frame
frame 8 part drawn and uncapped stores
frame 9 foundation


Frame 2/3/4/5/6/ are nats
frame 1/7/8/9/ dadant shallows
there is wild comb under frames and beside nat frame due to size difference
i have managed this quiet well and for the minute i will leave it this way.
Wild comb aslo has store and the wild comb under the frames has cb.

I have added a supper today,would you say that was right thing to do
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I would take a guess and say that hive 3 is about twice the size in bees and cb as hive 2.

I would be greatfull for any ideas as to why there is such a difference as they are both the same bee and hive type setup.
 

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Sorry but I am being thick here, CB = sealed brood?

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Ok Ph sealed brood, i just took it as had cappings over, lol but you are right.
it's sealed brood.
I'm getting there slowly lol

They are sited in a valley with ponds and streams lots of woods and flowers about.
Nucs make up with brood and same laying queen of the brood with stores.
Drifting bees , i put the hives at different angles to each other as in ted hoopers book to try and stop this, but yes there are a few drifting.There are 4 hives in total of which the other 2 are of a different type of bee but are doing ok.
 

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I forgot to say that i also fed (hive 2) 2ltrs of sugar syrup 13 days ago.
This was all gone.
 

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