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    I was gonna guess heat, until I got to page 2 and...

    I was gonna guess heat, until I got to page 2 and saw that it had already been answered. Not too bad for a newbie I guess.
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    Thank goodness, I was worried

    Checked my hives 2 to 2 1/2 weeks ago and didn't see any eggs or larvae. Checked again today, oh my goodness, a ton of brood I say. The one hive, started from my first swarm (largest swarm) has about...
  3. I have hived 3 swarms this year and placed them...

    I have hived 3 swarms this year and placed them into empty top bar hives. Did not confine them, just let them be. Not a single one has left. They've all began foraging the next day and have been...
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    It is a top bar nuc box that I made. It has 8...

    It is a top bar nuc box that I made. It has 8 bars and all I have to do is transfer the bar to a hive. The problem I have is that it is about 10-11 feet up and the roof is just a sheet of plastic...
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    I don't think it's hurting anything to leave them...

    I don't think it's hurting anything to leave them where they are. They're in a horse pasture about 10 feet up a tree. The property owner didn't even notice the bees until I checked and then told him...
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    Pictures and a better description would help....

    Pictures and a better description would help. Many members here have done cutouts but without more info we can't really give you any advice.
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    Ok, so during mating the queen does not fly at...

    Ok, so during mating the queen does not fly at night? I had assumed that they went out on their own for a couple days and didn't return even at night but I'm also not very experienced.
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    35-45 gallons is pretty big if you ask me. My...

    35-45 gallons is pretty big if you ask me. My swarm boxes are about .8 cubic feet which makes them about 6 gallons.
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    Swarm Box removal help

    I have bees that have moved into one of my swarm boxes. I'm not sure how long they've been there, could be up to 2 weeks. I would like to move it, but I'm also worried that I may move it when the...
  10. I've now filled all of my hives and just found...

    I've now filled all of my hives and just found out this morning that one of my swarm boxes has a few thousand new residents. I'm not yet sure what I'm going to do with them. They should be able to...
  11. I'm a Rose senior right now.

    I'm a Rose senior right now.
  12. Ok, I'll just patiently worry myself until I see...

    Ok, I'll just patiently worry myself until I see those beautiful little eggs.
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    Sticky: Found bees in one of my bait boxes this morning...

    Found bees in one of my bait boxes this morning 47803
  14. Well, I checked for eggs/brood today. I saw none,...

    Well, I checked for eggs/brood today. I saw none, the largest comb is full of honey and they're starting to cap it. Could I bee queenless? I also checked my other hive thats been hived for 5 days and...
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    I have caught one swarm in a box that I know...

    I have caught one swarm in a box that I know about. It was at about 9 feet up. Far from scientific because nearly all of mine are at that height, but just wanted to throw it out there.
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    Oh, but you haven't yet tried the 18.3%...

    Oh, but you haven't yet tried the 18.3% Boilermaker honey (I don't like the Hoosiers, plus Purdue has a decent Honey Bee research program).
  17. If you're positive that it is the mother queen...

    If you're positive that it is the mother queen and she's already mature and mated how long can be expected until she begins laying? I have two swarms that were pretty good size and one I'm almost...
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    Well, we did the cutout yesterday. But it just so...

    Well, we did the cutout yesterday. But it just so happens that all of my TBH's had been filled with swarms so my friend that help me took the bees. He uses Lang equipment so it was much easier. I...
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    It may not attract bees as a sweet source but...

    It may not attract bees as a sweet source but they could likely mistake it for pollen if it is a powder substance. I would be extremely cautious using anything of that sort near the bees just because...
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    Sources please? I've seen sources for both...

    Sources please?
    I've seen sources for both sides. It seems to be "hit and miss" meaning sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It appears that it is very dependent on the method of application...
  21. Well, I think a trapout could be done to harvest...

    Well, I think a trapout could be done to harvest the work force of the bees. These could likely be combined with another colony or they could be given some fresh brood and/or eggs and raise a new...
  22. I just did a cutout today in Brazil. My hives...

    I just did a cutout today in Brazil. My hives have all been filled with swarms so I actually had to call a friend that helped do it and he took the bees because I had committed to the cutout before I...
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    Well, since feral bees don't live in hives like...

    Well, since feral bees don't live in hives like we want them, the entrance isn't always ideal. Normally they build in a tree and the comb runs vertically. As far as "cold" or "warm" I think it varies...
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    How wide are your bars? It sounds to me like...

    How wide are your bars? It sounds to me like maybe your bars are just a little too wide and they're building burr comb in between because the beespace has been violated. Just my thought, I'm a newbie...
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    Sticky: Hived my third swarm today. 70's and sun shining....

    Hived my third swarm today. 70's and sun shining. 47803
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