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    Re: Versatex for hive components

    Also most plastic glues, especially the Weld-on variety actually melt and bond at the joint, like you see with pvc pipes, the plastic usually breaks around the joint rather than at the joint when put...
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    Re: Versatex for hive components

    Cleo- As I left the lumber yard last week, I thought about trying this exact thing. I don't much care what it costs because I am a small hobby beekeeper and as you suggested there are some...
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    Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    Had a few days of rain and went back in today to find what looked like a new queen. My old queen was marked, this one was not. I could not find the marked queen, but that doesn't mean she isn't...
  4. Re: Hello from Marthas Vineyard..Help!!!! Disaster!!!

    What Clyde said....I would add....try and learn what happened. I'm not convinced they were robbed. Where's the queens? What's the mite count? What do you mean by watered on timer? It bees may have...
  5. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    Freezer will kill all stages of wax moth. Store frames in dry spot
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    Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    This sounds like my gut speaking. I will check and see if it doesn't get destroyed.

    If I combine it with my other hive it will be a huge hive, like 4 Deeps. That seems big to me.
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    Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    My point is that, drones have been ejected from the hive for the most part for the last two weeks. So concentrations are LOW. To me that means I am taking a big chance that the new queen mates and...
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    Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    This queen is a supercedure queen from summer. She lays well and honestly it's the gentlest bees I have had yet so I hope she stays. It looked like swarm cell bc it was hanging off bottom of...
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    Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    I did one of my larger inspections of the year today, breaking down each box. Checked pollen/honey stores, reduce entrance, mouse guard, etc.

    One thing of note during my inspection was I found...
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    Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    Bees are such a mystery. Turns out they were supercedure cells, I found more cells today and they were all chewed from side. Found eggs again, but couldn't spot the queen. My original queen was...
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    Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    I smell what your cooking...my thoughts exactly. Sorry but few last questions....I can't buy the queen till sunday. The queen cells i have were likely capped this past Sunday/Monday, do I make that...
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    Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    The guy I buy my queens and bees from agrees they are supercedure cells. His advice was let it ride, or pinch the old queen and replace with a mated queen. Not sure what is in my best interest,...
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    Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    They are definitely queen cells, I take no offense to the suggestion but just want to be clear.

    So the suggestion would be take the swarm cells and some bees, put them in a NUC or other hive box...
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    Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    The queen is marked, unless its worn off.

    She is there because I saw eggs.

    So swarm is imminent?

    Perhaps wishful thinking but I was under impression that if swarm cells there would be many...
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    Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    I over wintered two hives, one was booming the other was struggling population wise. She lays but not as prolific.

    Plan was to re-queen and for the last 3 weeks I have been moving to a new...
  16. Re: How everyone's Honey Flow Looking like This Year.

    Real good in Ct with main flow just starting and I'm 3 high on some hives
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    Re: Northern Bee Keepers

    +1 on full bloom apiaries. I overwintered his bees this past winter with very small stores
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    Good to know. I am running low on drawn comb
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    This makes a lot of sense and provides a great relief. I will do this and cross my fingers.
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    I should also add, I think they put nectar over pollen. Literally used every last cell.

    Also this hive has a good deal of drones, and several frames of capped drone brood.
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    Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    My hives are in their second year, having lasted the long winter here.

    Last week I threw another box on this hive that was busting. Anyway today I go in and there is wall to wall nectar, in some...
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    Re: What is this flower/tree?

    Def looks like privet. Anyone else see the long horn beetle in the lower right?
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    candy board in spring

    What to do with candy board leftover in spring. Melt down?
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    Re: Hi From Connecticut

    Welcome john. I am also in CT. Good hobby to have, especially with the boys.
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    Re: Bringing in pollen

    Skunk cabbage is an early one for bees. Before Willow.
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