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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    I will send you a private message then so we can catch it together :)
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    today i have checked the new swarm, the bees were covering 4 of 5 frames, the merging with the newspaper was not very successful , there have been a little fight between the swarm and the 3 newly...
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    I have the buckfast bees. They are gentle and labourius
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    dear beepro,
    yes I agree with you, each region has its own climates and conditions. my area considered to be a warm home for bees. its goes from 13 Celsius to 28 Celsius at midday. each morning I...
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    i understood every thing you'v said but why to fill the empty space with follower boards or foams or whatever materials. I'v never done that before and all my other hives do will. for example when I...
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    the reason I can't transfer a frame of capped brood is because the receiving hive spreads over 10 frames and there is no place for the 11th frame in the same box, I don't want to add second brood box...
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    where are the young bees ?

    I want to strengthen some weak hives in my apiary.
    I want to take young bees from strong colonies and shake them into the weak ones . my question is where can I find young bees inside a strong...
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    I went to one of my strongest colonies, a hive with two full deeps, crowded with bees. I was really lucky as I found the Queen on the second frame on the upper brood box, I moved her to a safe...
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    thank you guys.
    the swarm is in a full deep hive body, temperatures at night fall to 14 degrees. I don't have a nucleus body to transfer them to it.
    so I'll try to anchor them with brood and bees...
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    I caught a new swarm

    In my small apiary, I leaved an empty hive with 2 frames on one side of it.I made it in order to capture new swarms, and yesterday I did it !
    when I was walking near to my hives I noticed that there...
  11. Re: Second deep is 100 % pulled. What next?

    simbly add a super with only two frames! and see how the bees will react, after a
    4-7 days open the hives and check the frames, if the bees needed this space then they will have had covered them...
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    olive tree honey? does it exists?

    I live in Palestine, in my area grows thousands of olive trees that blossom this month.
    olive trees have thousands of tiny flowers, but i merly see bees foraging on those trees.
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  13. do brood rearing deffer from year to year?

    one of the old beekeepers in my region claims that in this season the bees would orientate them self more for brood rearing and swarming
    rather than collecting honey . that is because the rain is...
  14. where to keep harvested frames full of honey till extraction?

    I want to harvest honey frames tomorrow. today i put the bee escape boards under the supers.
    the echo is that my friends want to join me while extracting the honey, but they only have free time at...
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    Re: queen bee found outside the hive

    i have checked all of my hives today and none of them was queenless, they all had new laid eggs.
    now in Israel we have Autumn and the brood nest is expanding again after a hard dry hot summer.
    we...
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    Re: queen bee found outside the hive

    After I found her, I picked her up and placed her on the top frames of the nearest hive, two worker bees started to
    Groom her but she was weak and didn't move, so I closed the hive and after one ...
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    queen bee found outside the hive

    Hi everyone,
    Today morning I noticed a queen bee on the ground in front of one my hives, she was sufuring from cold and her wings were gone !
    Should I check all the hives now for a queen presence?...
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    Re: frames molded, nectar fermented

    What about to soak the frames in water for overnight? Or maybe to wash them with hose ..and to brush them ...
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    Re: frames molded, nectar fermented

    But the bees will be sick if they eat the fermented honey. Can they digest it properly?
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    frames molded, nectar fermented

    Hi,
    I stored about 30 frames witch wasn't empty but they hold some pollen in them, some others contains nectar and some capped honey. The problem is due to the high humidity some fungi with...
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    Re: some of you will laugh

    grabbing a cold one ................ :)
  22. beekeeping jobs in Australia/new Zealand

    Hallo,
    i am a 35 old beekeeper, with tow years experience, I am managing 10 beehives successfully.
    wanted to know about job opportunities in beekeeping abroad, because i want to enlarge my ...
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    Re: flumethrin during honey flow?

    you are right!
    now i don't know what to do ! I don't have screened bottom boards , so i can't make the sugar dusting.
    Can you offer me something ? i can buy it from you ,i have a Paypal account.
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    Re: flumethrin during honey flow?

    Thank you very much,
    i browsed the site , i am interested in Hopguard , JStinson said it is safe to use during nectar flow.
    the price is ok, (25 treatment (50 strips) pack $ 30.00)
    but i failed...
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    Re: flumethrin during honey flow?

    You say one of your colonies collapsed. What do you mean exactly? Could they have swarmed? Or, perhaps due to high mite levels or some other reason, has their adult population dwindled? Are you sure...
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