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Care In Turning Over Hives

Categories: ENEMIES OF BEES.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

When a hive is full of combs, the edges are usually attached sufficient

to steady them, and it is of less consequence which way it is turned,

yet in very warm weather the honey will run out of drone cells if


In _very_ small swarms, hundreds of the young brood may be frequently

seen with their heads out of the cells, endeavoring to escape, but are

firmly held inside by these webs. I have known a few instances in such

circumstances, where it appeared as if the bees had cut off the whole

sheet of comb and let it drop, thereby ridding themselves of all

further trouble (or would be rid of it, if their owner only did his

part by taking out what fell down.)