how long???

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by justgojumpit, May 15, 2004.

  1. justgojumpit

    justgojumpit Well-Known Member

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    how long after installing bees till i should expect to see eggs or brood in my hives? My first official inspection of all hives will be today or tomorrow, so i'd like to know how i'm doing relative to how i should me doing. I say official hive inspection because i've broken the rule and peeked in a few times (couldnt help myself ;) ) but now i'm going to methodically go through every frame looking for eggs/brood/nectar/pollen. thanks for letting me know what to expect!

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  2. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    With one hive, I saw eggs 7 days after I installed the package. With the other hive, it took 10 days afterwards.

    However, I find it very difficult to see eggs if it is overcast.
     

  3. justgojumpit

    justgojumpit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Terri. Today was day 7, so I'll take a peek tomorrow

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    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    In both of the hives, eggs showed up first in frames that were sort of in the middle. The worker bees covered them to keep them warm, but they did move around and I saw them in the cells between bees.

    Good luck!
     
  5. justgojumpit

    justgojumpit Well-Known Member

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    I have eggs and brood in my two langstroth hives and eggs in my top-bar hive. so happy :)