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    Help! Something odd happened today

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    Outstanding video about pollinators

    I just came across this short video about pollinators and thought I'd share the link. I thought it is an amazing presentation.
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    Re: Bees in my bird feeder (strange behavior?)

    I thought it was odd, but that makes sense. They were actually burrowing deeper into the feeder looking for those choice bits. Seed was spilling everywhere, and every now and again, one of the bees...
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    Bees in my bird feeder (strange behavior?)

    I'm going into my second year of beekeeping, and I didn't see this last year. My bees are actively "rooting" around in my bird feeders. They are actually digging up in to the slots to get into the...
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    Re: bees clustering on outside

    Same thing happened to me. They went to my neighbors yard and I recaptured them. See my post: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240284

    I've been struggling with them, but I think...
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    Re: New Beekeeper with questions

    I started to feed again, and when I checked last week, I had two more bars with comb! I see what my feeder looks like this weekend and proceed from there. Thanks for the advice.
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    New Beekeeper with questions

    Hello All,
    This is a follow up to my previous post at:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240284

    To recap - my bees swarmed three days after housing them, I re captered them, but I...
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    Re: More thoughts on queen release

    I'm in the same boat. I'm a new beekeeper, and have a brand new hive I built (cedar). I directly released the queen, and the bees absconded two days later. I recaptured the swarm from my neighbor's...
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    Re: Help my new hive swarmed!

    I was going by information on Michael Bush's site, where he said to release the queen directly into the new hive. Next time I'll keep her in the cage, but I will try direct release in the future...
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    Re: Help my new hive swarmed!

    The only reason I found mine was because when I walked out into my back yard, my neighbors said "I think your bees are over here!"

    We've had bad weather the past few days, but yesterday the sun...
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    Re: Help my new hive swarmed!

    Well,

    I think most of them left again, but there are still some around in the hive as of yesterday. I don't know if I have a queen still, but I want them to have a couple of days to calm down. On...
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    Help my new hive swarmed!

    Help! I built a top bar hive and housed my bees on Saturday. I got a lot of info from Michaek Bush's site.

    Here are some things I did:

    I sprinkled dry sugar in the bottom of the hive

    I...
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