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  1. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    I like a carpet of snow when they bloomed.
    The blue one is too common so I tried the white one.
    They grow very well when I planted them in last August and overwintered to
    provide my bees with some...
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    Re: New split for me today

    So, Ace. How many split(s) did you made? I got lost when
    you were describing all the frames and boxes rearrangement.
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    Re: Capped queen cells with nothing in them

    The virgins already got out that is why you see the empty cells. The capped
    ones you have to look at them under a light source to see the queen inside or not.
    Maybe they had already swarmed. ...
  4. Re: Can you swap hive positions, that have virgin queens?

    If I were you I would not do it. Right now is the critical time for the mating flight after one week.
    They will surely kill the queen when she return from her mating flight. Her smell is different...
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    Re: Bees taking out dead pupa...

    If you have the VSH hygienic bees then they are uncapping and disposing off the
    mites infested pupae. What is your mite count now? This is my guess only.
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    Update:

    Remember that I caged the 2 virgin queens inside the nuc hive with one roaming virgin queen?
    After 3 days they went in and tore up their wings and killed both of them. Humm, never to...
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    Re: Capped Queen Cell options

    Yes, the disadvantage is that you might dislodge the young larva from the Rj (royal jelly)
    when not carefully moving the cell around. This is consider the sensitive phase after it is capped.
    The...
  8. Re: How long until hive realizes it is Queenless

    Like Honey said, it is time to start over again.
    If not then soon you will have to deal with the LWs (laying workers.)
    Every time the virgin did not return it is time to wrap it up and restart. ...
  9. Re: My plan to a introduce virgin queens of another strain

    3) The nucs will consist of a frame with honey and pollen and a frame with mostly capped brood.
    5) These nucs will be in the apiary of the hive mother for most of the old bees return to the hive...
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    Con't w/pics
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    On Bee Source, it is all about the one on one connection with beekeepers all over the world. When I was in my most stressful beekeeping moment without a solution to my problems there are many...
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    Well, the last of the 2 caged cells hatched today. One is dead because the cap that plug into the cage opening fell off inside the hive that
    already has a virgin. So they fought each other I am...
  13. Thread: Borage

    by beepro
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    Re: Borage

    When the white Borage bloom the area look like a patch
    of snow. This is stunning in the summer time when nothing is producing in our drought area.
    Yes, the support for strawberry is a good idea. ...
  14. Re: Any Treatment Free Beekeepers in High Beekeeping Area?

    Welcome to Bee Source, BeezWild!


    I think the area saturation with the resistant drones will bring
    success to any operation big or small. It may take a few years to select
    these resistant bees...
  15. Thread: Borage

    by beepro
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    Re: Borage

    Did you bought the blue one? I prefer the white one.
    Watch out that they are very invasive once established.
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    Re: Potted bee plants

    Try the Borage either the white or blue will do. I like the white one.
    They are heavy feeder so give them lots of room in a very big pot to grow. One plant
    can grow to 3x5' with a growing time of...
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    An update: With the 8 cells remaining today, 2 still not hatch yet. Maybe they are the younger larvae that I grafted. I will check on them
    again tomorrow. We have 6 virgins hatched inside the...
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    Good news and bad news today.

    The good news is one virgin queen hatched one day earlier than schedule on the cell bar. By the time I bought 4 more plastic queen cages home
    it was too late. The...
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    Re: Still get excited

    Yes it does.
    Mine will be hatching out in another day or 2.
    I have more than I can use this time. Don't know what to do with the
    extra ones yet. I can only cage them for so long. Oh well, at...
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    Re: Queen Rearing for Hobbyists

    Joseph Clemens. I don't see him on here anymore. He used to
    reply to my posts a long time ago. Do you know where he is now? The many
    things that he said that it cannot be done I managed to...
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    Re: Using plywood to make things

    The osb laminated chips board is cheaper than the plywood.
    They will last a long time without wrapping. I have some for 4 years already and
    still holding. All painted and water sealed. I use...
  22. Thread: Queen Excluders

    by beepro
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    Re: Queen Excluders

    There are big bees and small size bees in any swarm out there.
    When you got the big bees then using an excluder that do not fit them will not work.
    I suggest to keep the hole open. If they want to...
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    Check on the cells yesterday and today. One queen inside the cell was making a buzzing noise when
    I touched the plastic cup and moved her into the plastic cage.
    None hatch yet. Some still...
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    Re: Requeening mistake

    At this time you need more young bees and broods to sustain the hive population through the winter months. So if they don't have 125 lbs. of honey in the supers then you have to supplement feed them...
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    Re: smoke pissing off bees?

    You can still keep 2 frames of bees to buy a gentle queen to requeen them.
    AHB are very hardy so I have read. Don't feed them they can still overwintered.
    If you can split up this hive into 2...
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