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  1. Re: Winter movement of cluster within hive.

    Hello there Adam! How are your Bees doing in this never ending winter?! It's not been a good winter for me, several losses...😢
    Strongest hive I have right now is the cutout from the Enfield house...
  2. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Please count me in as well!!!😀
    Thanks!
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    Yes, very frustrating here in the Northeast!!! 4 out 7 hives dead so far with 1 of the remaining 3 not looking good at all, just a very small cluster at the top! All the dead hives starved with 40...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    The week was 30's & 40's at night with one night almost 50. Daytime temps were high 30's to high 50's for a day or two. They sucked down a gallon of 2:1 from a frame feeder.
    The bees are in a...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Found eggs in the hive yesterday. Was so glad to see that!!! Did not see the queen but that's okay. Cleaned up the hive, fixed some of the comb that had fallen off the hangers. Had to break off a...
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    Re: Should I feed back Fermenting honey

    Oh Crap!! Looked in the hive and noticed a beetle larvae. Probably in the comb I hung for them. I'm going to pull it all today, put some traps in?? What would you do? Should I give them an empty...
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    Should I feed back Fermenting honey

    Cut out a large hive last Sunday and placed the comb honey in a 5 gal. Bucket. It has somewhat of a vinegar smell coming from it and I'm assuming it's fermenting?! Is this normal in such a short...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Yes, there was candy for them. She has a little sugar dried to her body in a few places. Maybe she got wet and that's what killed her??
    Amazing to see how much comb they have built in just a few...
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    Re: Robbing Problem

    Really?!! I get the reference to 'blood in the water' but you would think that would keep them focused in a different direction, to an easier food source...
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    Re: Robbing Problem

    Will wiping a small amount of honey on the front porch of a strong hive keep them busy and prevent them robbing out a new cut-out hive next to them?
    I also put a piece of smashed up honey comb...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Well... The caged queen is dead along with her attendants. Not sure what happen?? The hive is organized well however, guard bees are quick to investigate both upper & lower entrances. They are on all...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Well, I figured I shouldn't wait any longer so I placed the shoebox on top of the inner cover with the chewed out entrance facing the hole in the cover, put an empty shallow super on and covered them...
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    Combining/Joining bees question

    Cutout a large hive Sunday afternoon, not sure if I got the queen but boxed them up and brought them home. Monday was raining. Went back Tuesday afternoon and collected the rest of the bees. It was...
  14. Very strong hive cutout of Fascia! In November?!!!

    Crazy late for a cutout in Ct. right?? But the homeowner is selling the house and the buyer wanted it gone!! Temps got above 50deg. just barely on Sunday so I went for it. Homeowner swears that there...
  15. Re: "I have honey bees that need to be removed"

    Just got a call from her yesterday. I'm taking care of it today / tomorrow. Gonna be a chilly one though!! Hope I can save them?!!😨
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    Re: brood temperature

    Can I throw a similar question in the mix? I found a weak hive in a 5 frame nuc, with only a handful of bees & the queen on a small amount of capped brood on the verge of starvation because they...
  17. Lost one to robbing I think. What now??

    Ive just lost a single deep hive to starvation from being robbed out. Forgot To reduce the entrance on this one! Dumb!!!
    2 frames have a number of dead bees in the cells still, butt out, and...
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    Re: Nov. 2nd and NO BROOD!!!

    I gave the cutout hive a frame with some brood & stores from a strong hive to try to increase their numbers.
    The package hive is the one without any brood and yes they are all in the upper box...
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    Re: Nov. 2nd and NO BROOD!!!

    Thanks for the response!
    That would obviously be the best option if I can get them both to survive. My concern is the hive with no brood. I guess I should give them a frame with brood as well as...
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    Re: Nov. 2nd and NO BROOD!!!

    It seems that I should combine them and save the cutout queen. I would prefer to save her as she is still laying & she looks better. The other one is fairly small.
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    Re: Nov. 2nd and NO BROOD!!!

    Yes they each have ther own. The cutout was given a frame of brood about a week ago.
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    Nov. 2nd and NO BROOD!!!

    Checking my hives for stores and as I pulled the entrance reducer from one I found a pile of dead mites behind it! As I inspected all the bees were up in the top box with all the stores. The bottom...
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    Re: First hive dead - what can I salvage...

    Actually go back just 6. 😜
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    Re: First hive dead - what can I salvage...

    Ha!!😄 glad someone finally picked up on that. Figured my question would get a thought or 2, not reignite the original post!
    Do any other thoughts on using the frames with dead capped brood from a...
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    Re: First hive dead - what can I salvage...

    If I freeze ( for 24 hrs.?) the frames that have pollen and some capped brood from a dead out, what should I do with the capped brood, mostly drone cells? I was thinking about putting it in place of...
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