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  1. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    Thanks to all for this spirited discussion. Basically I've decided to treat for the mites as I don't want to sit and watch them perish.

    Mike Gillmore, you bring up an interesting idea, scaling...
  2. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    Should I continue my fall feeding while doing the mite treatment?
  3. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    wow, so I should expect a mass die off anytime soon huh. Right now the mortality is noticible but compared to the massive amounts of bees in the hive small.

    Also, I put the mite medicine in the...
  4. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    Ugh, so are you saying/thinking a hive that is showing shriveled wings is doomed? Un-curable?
  5. Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    So my new this year Carnolian bees are sick. Yellow poop on the outside of the hive, bees crawling on grass outside of hive, a small # of larva being carried out of hive and many bees outside of...
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    Found a V Mite on a drone - Treat?

    Hadn't ever seen a mite before. Workers are kicking the drones out now. What think? Treat?
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    Re: Is the entrance too small?

    Love two things about your hives. First, the ventilation system and the sliding cover. Cool! The small holes will probably be covered by propalis though.

    Second, I love the hinged blue...
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    Re: Heat gun uncapping

    My experience was not good. I found the melted cappings quickly ran down the frame and recapped other cells. A real mess. Love the concept but when you think about it the melted wax has to go...
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    Re: CT or nearby beekeepers

    In Rowayton, some of the same coming into my hives. Purely suburban here. Some might say city.
  10. 32 LBS from 9 Medium Frames - Sound about right?

    I put the frames back in the hive for the bees to 'clean up.' 1st time doing this Lets see how it goes!
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    What kind of tree is is? (pics attached)

    A family member bought an in town house in MA last year. In early August crowds would appear to watch the trees on her sidewalk come alive with bees. Apparently the humming/buzzing can be heard...
  12. Re: Drone comb, lots of references to it, but what is it?

    Tx! Wondering. To avoid the burr comb, how many frames should I manipulate the wax foundation to allow for some drones? Or is that discouraged as it will encourage drones all the time? Maybe...
  13. Re: Drone comb, lots of references to it, but what is it?

    interesting. I use wax wired foundation and at times struggle with messy drone comb being built on the lower edges of the frames. These lumps of drone come are a mess.

    For tidiness sakes I might...
  14. Drone comb, lots of references to it, but what is it?

    I've seen FBM (Fat bee man) and many others refer to drone comb when looking at uncapped frames.

    Do bees draw comb to be for drones? I know when there is drone brood, the bulbus cappings. But...
  15. Drone comb, lots of references to it, but what is it?

    I've seen FBM (Fat bee man) and many others refer to drone comb when looking at uncapped frames.

    Do bees draw comb to be for drones? I know when there is drone brood, the bulbus cappings. But...
  16. Thread: Honey Super ?

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    Re: Honey Super ?

    had same problem. If you have all medium frames like I do take an outside frame from a lower box if its all honey then put that frame up top. Get the bees working up there. If your lower boxes are...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Question, if there is a dearth (or at least you think there is one) is that a sign for a beekeeper to definitely harvest whatever honey they were planning on harvesting?

    I'm getting worried,...
  18. Caught a nice big swarm today, and found the queen!

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    These guys bailed on one of my hives. I watched them leave, then I waited till they settled on a branch about 20 feet high. I cut it down, then trimmed the branch, then dumped the...
  19. Thread: Comb Too Old?

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    Re: Comb Too Old?

    Piggybacking on his very good question: IF there is some capped brood within these old frames do you just sacrifice them?

    My old comb is in the bottom box, I'd love to replace with nice new...
  20. How to get bees in the hive so I can move the hive...

    Giving my brother a hive that is the spawn of a swarm. I was thinking that I'd wait till night when they are all in the hive, then block entrance, then move hive the 20 miles away.

    Problem,...
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    Pre swarm? Video

    http://youtu.be/KLnFDFZY8Q0

    Just checked my first year hive. I'm used to massive bearding and other types of gatherings at the entrance during hot weather but this is odd. Each bee on the hive is...
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    Those Maxant's look nice! But expensive and they don't have an electric model for small scale folks like me!
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    Best small scale electric extractor?

    I'm seeing this one on Amazon but not sure if its any good.
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  24. Re: 10 days of Honey Super - No activity, Take it off?

    Nope, no excluder. Good idea moving a frame or two up. I'll do that.
  25. Re: 10 days of Honey Super - No activity, Take it off?

    Its so hot here I tempt fate and wear shorts. I know I'm going to regret it one of these days!
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