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    Re: To bee or not to bee

    Jump in and ask questions here with good photos.
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    Re: Can't find her, starting to panic

    I have never actually seen my queens.
    As long as I see evidence of her presence ie: eggs and larva I Relax Dont Worry and Have a HomeBrew.

    L
  3. Thread: Bee humor

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    Re: Bee humor

    Looking in the mirror.
    Maybe I was one of your HFCS fed bees in a past life.

    L
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    Re: Remove it or leave it?

    The sugare is a pile on a paper plate as much as it would hold. They Have been eating it, last I looked they have taken maybe 1/3 to 1/2.
    It is the same size as the other boxes, 8 frame medium. ...
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    Remove it or leave it?

    Hey folks,

    2 new hives this last spring.
    I have them reduced to two boxes of frames. I have placed an empty box on top to feed sugar to help them top off for the winter.

    I am asuming I should...
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    Re: Going into winter for the first time...

    I forgot to mention I have been feeding 2:1 syrup too. Kind of slacked off a bit and need to get back on that band wagon. The weather has been down right pleasant since the mild freeze.

    I am in...
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    Going into winter for the first time...

    Ok folks I am still figuring out all the good stuff. This will be my first winter.
    I have two hives on foundationless 8 frame medium Langstroth. We live in SLC, UT and it gets fairly cold for the...
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    Re: Delayed swelling???

    Yoink

    I like the antihistamine suggestion. Like I said I thought it was strange to swell up so suddenly the day after simply from applying lotion. But I have seen/experinced stranger things.
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    Delayed swelling???

    So I got tagged on the finger by one of my ladies as I was losening the tie down strap to do an inspection, no big deal right?

    Today I put some lotion (Gold Bond) on my dry hands and the now I am...
  10. Thread: Carniolan Bees

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    Re: Carniolan Bees

    I am 93.879% certain that is my species.
    I started two hives this last spring. They have been surprisingly docile and tolerant of my noob shennanigans.
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    Re: Inspected bee hive yesterday….

    Much appreciated folks!
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    Re: Inspected bee hive yesterday….

    The summer dearth broke a couple weeks ago.
    They are Carolinas (sp)?
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    Inspected bee hive yesterday….

    We have been setting heat records in SLC and just over the last few days has it cooled off a bit.

    One of my hives has zero evidence of recent larve, just some capped brood. The other hive has...
  14. Inspection found a single wasp/hornet in a cell.

    So like the title said.

    So doing my insepection I found a single wasp head first in a cell. I dont think it had honey so i wonder if it was munching an egg or larve. After recovering from my...
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    add a box in themiddle?

    Greetings,

    First time poster.
    This spring I got two nucs and put them on 8 frame medium foundationless. Hive B had a set back but is rebounding. It currently has two boxes. The first box is...
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