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    Re: Robbing and Yellow Jackets?

    I put as many of the combs in the freezer as would fit, I'll be rotating the others through and putting them in the basement for storage.

    I'm not sure why duct tape didn't occur to me. :0

    Well...
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    Re: Robbing and Yellow Jackets? = Dead Hive - Now What?

    I went out to look with a flashlight after dark... totally empty except one little bee, a yellow jacket, and a large moth. Is it safe assume the bees were all robbers?

    A few SHB were scurrying...
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    Robbing and Yellow Jackets? = Dead Hive - Now What?

    Thanks everyone for the tips... unfortunately it looks like its been worse than I thought... for a while... I suspect the yellow jackets were there the prey on the fatally weak hive.
    I opened it up...
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    Re: Robbing and Yellow Jackets?

    Having some trouble with posting from my phone... Anyway.

    I'm thinking I caught it too late, or did too little to help. I don't think I sufficated them but maybe I did...

    Yesterday up into...
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    Re: Robbing and Yellow Jackets?

    Yeah - I wrote that poorly. I sealed up the gaps/holes that shouldn't be there and the extra entrances. There is a screened vent and the main 1" entrance open. The blanket is sort of tented over the...
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    Robbing and Yellow Jackets?

    I'm still pretty new/inexperienced with bees and need some advice for how to curtail what looks like robbing with my top bar hive :(

    I noticed it yesterday and went out, blocked the extra...
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    Re: Inspecting with out getting stings...?

    Thank you all so much for the thoughtful replys. I will read them more thoroughly when I'm home from work, I didn't expect so many so soon.
    I will for sure work on my 'from' so to speak. I'll check...
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    Inspecting with out getting stings...?

    The details are later, if you are interested. The short of it is:
    What is the best way to remove frames from the hive body without getting stung up? I tried finding some info here, but it sounds...
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    Re: Help! Wax Moths? Moldy Comb?? w/photos

    Including the damage to the comb? It is dry and powdery rather than slimy.

    Looking at other photos it does look like SHB. Thank you, I will be adding a trap for them tomorrow.
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    Help! Wax Moths? Moldy Comb?? w/photos

    It was really warm today, so I peeked to make sure everything was going well.
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    Bees Uncapping Drone Brood?

    So, last time I was worried about too much pollen... seams like they took care of that, lots more space for larva and lots of eggs and little ones.

    Now, it would seam that the bees are opening up...
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    Is Pollen Bound a Thing?

    I've kept my eye on 'honey bound' for excessive honey in the brood nest.
    The last couple inspections were brief and mostly to check for eggs and add some fresh bars. I moved a couple bars at a...
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    Directing traffic...temporary

    My TBH lives next to my house on the side with a big picture window. This was fine until the window went bad. We are getting it replaced but don't want the window guys to get stung or us to harm the...
  14. Did the Bees Swarm? And other newbee questions....

    Firstly...A summary of my hive.... the questions are at the end....
    I started my TBH this year, from a package March 28th. We had a early warm spell in Ohio this spring that ended a few days after...
  15. Supercedure cell or just a funky drone cell?

    In advance, I thank you for any advice, I'm new to this forum, and to bees. This site has been incredibly valuable, but as with many things, the slightly strange is harder to identify than the...
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