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  1. Re: Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????

    Thanks folks. I am going to go in the box tomorrow (Thursday) and make sure it's okay. I've lost my best 3 hives lately to moths and do not want to lose another.
  2. Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????

    Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????
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    Hey, I've got an issue I've not seen before. Approximately 3 days ago, I went into a couple of hives. Since then one of the boxes appears...
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    Looks like box wants to Swarm?????

    moved
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    Re: Split hive and found no brood or eggs

    I would guess there already was a swarm from your hive based on your given info.
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    Re: Large swarm today

    I did this 3 weeks ago. Put a large and medium super on due to the size of the swarm. Guest what: Saturday, I removed a frame of honey for the person whose yard the hive is in (Decided to keep the...
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    First Honey of 2011

    Testing this photo thing out.

    Photo removed due to size being to large (I have no idea how to make larger or smaller).
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    Re: Ok, So How Do We Post Pictures?

    Hey, it works as prescribed. Thanks for the instructions. The OP was not the only one needing assistance!
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    Re: Can a swarm give you honey?

    Since it is this early, I would expect honey this year.

    There is an old saying around here: "A swarm in MAY is not worth a bale of hay". But I think patience would reward anyone and since it's...
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    Re: making a nuc queenless

    Not sure who you are asking this question but I will bite.

    We were inspecting the hives a while back and found 10 queen cells with loads of bees. We knew we needed to do something so we just...
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    Re: making a nuc queenless

    I took three queen cells and place each in their own nuc with a frame of bees and honey. I now have three strong nucs which were just placed in their own hives last week. It does work with queen...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Found a 5th swarm, this afternoon, from my original 3 boxes. So far from 3 hives, I've got 2 splits and 5 swarms and 3 nucs from queen cells. Did a spit about a month ago by placing one of the two...
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    Re: Is using paint a waste of time?

    Habitat for Humanity seems to have a lot of stains for sell pretty cheap. But I do like that 5.00 oops paints and stains from Lowes and Home Depot.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    36535 - AL

    Got a call from city police about a swarm yesterday. Very easy to get but got one caught in my short glove...I got stung and it died. The swarm was my largest since becoming a bee...
  14. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    If you take a a frame with a queen cell on it and place it in a nuc with brew...you will have a nuc in approximately 3 weeks and then able to move to a regular hive box shortly. Did three just a few...
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    Re: Newspaper Merges

    It has been suggested, at our bee keepers meeting, one should consider using the layered paper which comes with the foundation when shipped. That way the bees will not have to read the garbage or...
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    Re: 3 mediums bulging with bees

    I say, look for queen cells. If they are present...split.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Location: Foley, Al

    Date: 21 Mar 11

    Had a 2nd swarm from the same box which swarmed on Saturday. They started swarming as I was working on another box. Good timing...
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    Re: How Soon Does A Queen Start Laying Eggs?

    Next question:

    Is it ok to put a frame of honey in the nuc?

    Some have said you should not give them any honey.

    Thanks
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    How Soon Does A Queen Start Laying Eggs?

    Realizing it only takes twenty-one days for a queen to hatch, how soon after does she start to work?

    I've got 3 nucs created from a hive having 10 queen cells. Took some and put in nucs with a...
  20. Thread: Swarm traps

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    Re: Swarm traps

    Have two swarm boxes in bee yard with lemon grass oil. Three swarms this past weekend and none entered the swarm boxes.

    Last year, I got my first swarm with lemon oil/polish. This year I...
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    Re: Average age of a beekeeper

    55. Hard to believe but only been doing bees...1 year.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Date: 19 Mar 2011

    Location: Foley, Al

    Two more swarms from bee yard today...only have 4 full Hives and one very young split.

    As we were getting the second swarm, they all flee back to...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Date: 3/18/11.

    Location: Most Southern Alabama...Foley

    First swarm. Assuming it's from one of my hives since it was in the bee yard...approximately 15 feet from 3 hives. A couple of boxes...
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    Re: Possible cutout

    I do not understand how this works. Would you have a picture of such or know of one on the net.

    I have a church that has bees in a brick column. I know I will be going back again in the near...
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    Re: Queenless in AZ?, check pics

    Had a weak hive last year. Caught a swarm and laid newspaper down then a medium super. It's my strongest hive today.

    Lastly, instead of newspaper, we've decided to use the paper which comes...
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