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    Bee carcasses in brood frames

    I just looked at my pollen trap and noticed white, not fully developed carcasses in the trap area.

    I opened the hive and noticed about 10 or so cells each on several frames that have dead bees in...
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    I have been measuring by volume. 16 cups water to...

    I have been measuring by volume. 16 cups water to 8 cups sugar for a 2:1 water/sugar ratio. Should I be measuring by weight?
    I read somewhere that this ratio was good for brood rearing and building...
  3. Tom, We had bad yellow jackets one year to the...

    Tom,
    We had bad yellow jackets one year to the point that we could hear them bouncing off the screen door and hood vent when frying bacon. We used the bacon (uncooked) suspended across a bucket of...
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    I called them yesterday and talked to Phillip...

    I called them yesterday and talked to Phillip Lemoine. He said they are still hit hard by the hurricane and would be almost 3 months till I get a suit after he gets the check. He said this is the...
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    We are in the pretty much the same boat as ss91....

    We are in the pretty much the same boat as ss91. When we started our hive in early June this year we were told that when we pulled the frames out they always had to be placed back in the exact same...
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    Thanks Velbert, We just now finished inspecting...

    Thanks Velbert,
    We just now finished inspecting our hive and you have it spot on. We still have the Queen and there is some brood...not as many as a month ago. They seem to be doing some version of...
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    We started our hive at the beginning of June with...

    We started our hive at the beginning of June with a 5 frame nuc. We recently added a second deep box that is almost completely pulled out and has a lot of pollen and honey/syrup stores capped. In the...
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    We are new to beekeeping and this forum. This is...

    We are new to beekeeping and this forum. This is probably the easiest forum I have found to navigate. Some real sage advice from what I've seen so far.

    We have our nuc for about 3 weeks. We have a...
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