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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    I'm not trying to make any money on anything. This was only a question on how introducing a swarm into a yard would affect bees I am comfortable working with. I don't sell anything, and only do this...
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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    So would you more experienced keepers introduce caught swarms into your yard, or avoid them to keep the current strain going?
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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    This may be along the lines of what I am asking about. Seeing as the hive I have is pretty well isolated from other bees (that I can tell), any splits I make from the hive would likely mate with...
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    Bee Lineage Question

    Relatively inexperienced keeper here with a question about bee lineage, and I apologize ahead of time if this question is long winded. Our start in keeping was a hive of bees taken from a downed tree...
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    Re: Dead bees whats next

    That is interesting....We were overly cautious and left more than enough honey for them to survive over the winter, in fact when we had that nice weekend about 3 weeks ago is when we found out we had...
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    Re: Dead bees whats next

    I'llbeedan: Sounds identical to how I lost one of my hives about 35 miles east of you, I'm hoping to just chalk it up to this abnormally crappy weather we had this winter.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    2nd year beek up here in the armpit of the snowbelt of NW Pa. I had 2 hives side-by-side, almost identical strength. Went out yesterday, and found one flourishing and the other was dead. Lots of bees...
  8. Re: Bees in a tree about to be dropped....too late to save?

    Thank you for the replies, if feasible we are going to give it a shot. I am waiting for some pictures to verify, but according to the owner of the tree there is a wasp/hornet nest located very close...
  9. Bees in a tree about to be dropped....too late to save?

    As the title suggests, bee hive in a dead tree that has to be dropped within a week. Is it too late to save these bees?
  10. Re: Newb with foundationless frames and a question.

    Unfortunately I bought the foundationless frames that had the beveled edge on the top bar, and not the slot. Well even though they havent drawn it out, I had the pleasure of cracking some brewskis...
  11. Re: Newb with foundationless frames and a question.

    Fair enough....lesson learned. Thanks for the help
  12. Re: Newb with foundationless frames and a question.

    I used the foundationless frames from Kelly, with the 45degree guide on the top bar, and put wax on that.
  13. Newb with foundationless frames and a question.

    First year Beek with a question about foundationless frames. I have two hives that are almost identical in strength, with two deep boxes fully drawn out. So when it came time to add on, we decided to...
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