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    Re: Pile of dead bees. and africans

    Hello
    I live in Dewey and have kept bees now going 6 years. We have Africanized bees in this area and when they are a small colony they are easy to work with. When they grow to a large colony they...
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    Re: Queen replacement dilemma

    If you are concerned about getting the queen in the new hive I would give the frame good tap over the old hive to get all the bees off the frame then put that frame in the new hive. You don't want to...
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    Re: Queen replacement dilemma

    When you have a laying worker scenerio they think there is a queen in there and they will not except a new queen even though they are just making drones. If you see a lot of capped drone cells or...
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    Re: 10 Queen cells torn down dilemma

    I would guess there was a queen in there, maybe not mated yet and may have not come back from her mating flight. I would wait on releasing the queen and see if they start new queen cells. Also wait...
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    Re: Hot hive - advice please?

    I've had bees for about eight years now, I'm also in Africanized bee country and I would guess that second hive is queen less or a failing queen and if you weren't able to see any queen cells I would...
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    Re: Hello from Arizona

    That statement is not totally true, I do find feral hives that I capture which are very gentle, these survivor bees are good honey producers.
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    Re: Hello from Arizona

    Welcome! A great place to find all your questions answered. Yes I also have Africanized bees but I will requeen as they are not the best to deal with when you have neighbors near by. You should check...
  8. Thread: new bee keeper

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    Re: new bee keeper

    Welcome Dan, 8 year beek over in the Prescott area. Yes I also have on occasion worked with some aggressive bees.
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    Re: Feeding dry irradiated pollen

    I have made feeders out of 4" PVC pipe with an end cap on one side and a downspout cap on the other end. I hang these in a tree or bush near the hive and put about a cup full of pollen, pollen...
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    Re: Putting topbar brood in medium langs.

    I just did that a few days ago, I made up some metal hooks out of #1/2 hardware cloth wrapped around the bars and pinned the comb onto the hooks. The comb is very fragile so be careful not bump or...
  11. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    The first thing I notice is no smoke coming from your smoker, second when removing frames for inspection take the first frame completely out of the box set it aside or use a frame holder. Slide the...
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    Re: chicken feed and bees

    I have placed chicken feed out around my yard, waiting on delivery of brood builder from Dadant but with all the rain it's just nothing but mush. Will have to come up with some way to cover the feed.
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    chicken feed and bees

    Hello everyone!
    I haven't posted here in awhile but I'm having a problem with my neighbors and would appreciate any suggestions. The weather here has been in the teens at night but up in the...
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    Re: dead bees in front of hive

    Is it possible you have a robbing situation going on. I had that problem also with nucs trying to build up. I moved the nucs to a different yard and all was ok
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    Re: anyone in AZ selling nucs now or soon?

    Did you look at your private messages? That may be of some help
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    Re: Drone laying queen

    I did a newspsper combine yesterday left the queen in the upper deep with a queen excluder and put the other deep on the second hive I have two other hives so we'll see how it turns out.
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    Re: Drone laying queen

    They are in two eight frame deeps with some stores of honey and 2:1 syrup
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    Drone laying queen

    I received this nuc in April they were doing great up until a couple months ago. I have been feeding 2:1 syrup in baggies for at least three months now. We have a drought on not much foraging. I...
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    Re: New beekeeper in phoenix az area

    Hello beeherder!
    Welcome this is a great place to learn
    I'm up in north central AZ Dewey going into my second year I have VSH bees they are a little testy but keep the hive clean of mites.
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    Re: new member from Arizona

    Welcome
    I'm also a new beekeeper going into my second year.
    Fairly close to you in Dewey
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    Re: Hello from Happy Jack, Arizona.

    Do you have a flow going on now? I stopped feeding a week ago all my deeps are full and I added a super on each hive with drawn comb from last year but they don't seem to be working the supers yet....
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    New Beek Arizona

    Hello!
    Going into my second year I have three hives Have been lurking on this site for some time This forum is the greatist have learned so much and still have a long way to go.I live in the...
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