Return to the Bees and Beekeeping Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
to split or not to split

Posted by Rjantz Florida (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 20, 12 at 20:48

Last week I checked my bees and there was plenty of honey, I thought that I would be harvesting today. I opened the hive and about a third of the capped cells were empty. There are tons of bees in the hive, I added a super to the ones that are there because I thought they needed some more room. I was wondering if they were eating the honey in preperation of swarming. I couldn't find the queen but there was plenty of brood and eggs. I didn't see any queen cells but when I took the brood boxes apart I split a bunch of comb that was built between the boxes.I don't know if there were any queens there. Any info or ideas wwould be helpful. Thanks Rich


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: to split or not to split

If the caped honey is gone,..I'm thinking of lack of nectar, bad weather and no flying time for some day's, ..or robbing.


 o
RE: to split or not to split

Perhaps you were hit by robbers from another colony?


 o
RE:To late already swarmed

  • Posted by Rjantz Central Florida (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 6, 12 at 12:54

They swarmed shortly after last post. There is still plenty of honey left and bees. I have two 6" supers with plenty of honey but all the frames are only partically capped a couple are about 75% capped, does anyone know if i could harvest that honey with the uncappd cells.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bees and Beekeeping Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here