Its been 2 days and no comb

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by Oregonsparkie, May 25, 2004.

  1. Oregonsparkie

    Oregonsparkie Well-Known Member

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    How long does it take for them to start building comb?? Since this is an observation hive I can see everything and there is NO comb whatso ever on the foundation.

    I have given them at least a quart of sugar syrup so far and I just put a small jar of their honey at the entrance.
     
  2. Mullers Lane Farm

    Mullers Lane Farm Well-Known Member

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    Just a suggestion, don't know if this will work or not. Perhaps you should cover the sides of the observation hive making it dark inside for a week or so?? Maybe they're shy :)
     

  3. Oregonsparkie

    Oregonsparkie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot,

    Ill try anything to make them happy