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    Re: Not Another Swarm ???!!!

    Here is my opinion on your issue based on what I get about what you want from them.

    Are your queens marked? if they are, pull all the brood from the hive, put it into another hive, making sure the...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/13 5/20 5/27 Inwood WV
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    Re: New Hive Do I add a new hive box

    move the undrawn frame in between some drawn ones and add the new box.
  4. Thread: Ants

    by bigbore
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    Re: Ants

    use a spray bottle and spray the lower parts of the legs with 1 to 1 pine oil to water. make sure there is NOTHING touching the hive above the spray from the ground.
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    Re: Silicone caulking to keep ants out??

    If your stand is 2 blocks high, make a 1 to 1 solution of pine sol and water and spray it on the lower blocks. keep everything trimmed so there is nothing for them to "ladder" on. repeat about every...
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    Re: what's the odds?

    A laying queen is usually too big and heavy to fly much. She likely just moved down into the frames in the box, and blended in well enough that you couldn't find her. I find that if I take my eyes...
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    Re: Queenless swarm?

    It could have a Virgin queen if it was an "afterswarm" A swarm from a colony so large that after they swarmed, and a new queen hatched, She took off with a group af bees to start a new colony ,...
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    Re: Trapped Swarm Update

    it is a very good sign, check it again in about 10 days, you might be able to see capped brood then. from my experience, a swarm queen takes from 4 to 10 days to get back to laying, and about another...
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    Re: New to Swarm Catching

    my only suggestion on moving it is. Is it too close for you to work your existing hives? as long as it is out of the way far enough for that, I wouldn't worry...
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    first swarm of the year

    I received a call last night to remove a swarm of honeybees from a local business. I know it is early for the mid atlantic area, but bee keepers be warned, this warm weather has started things off...
  11. Thread: Honey Bound?

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    Re: Honey Bound?

    it likely would, but she would be laying in it (hopefully)
    Better if he has another deep to put it in the middle, and remove the super. Give them a top entrance above an excluder and hope she gets...
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    Re: How large should the gaps be?

    you are not stubborn, Remember who won out in the stand off, (you or the bees)????

    I agree with a lot of the opinions here, but for clarification, lets recap.
    Bees build down, but given her...
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    Re: Help! Are these queen cups????

    if you have more than about 3/8 of an inch between the bottom of the frame and the bottom of the box, see if your husband can draw a line around the box and cut the excess off with a skill saw. NOT...
  14. Thread: Burr Comb

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    Re: Burr Comb

    You might want to start by removing frame #2 instead of frame #1, by moving in, you will gain room for the #1 frame to be moved from the wall before removing it from the box.
  15. Thread: Capped Honey?

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    Re: Capped Honey?

    yes totally normal, I have found that they typically will fill 75% of the frames before they start capping. you have to remember that they are taking nectar from about 30 to 1 water to sugar and...
  16. Re: new beekeeper, Honeycomb build up on inner cover

    How do you tell sparrows not to build under your pourch roof? (YOU CAN'T) if you get a frame or two of plastic drone comb, they will draw it out for drone brood. it is a green frame instead of black...
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    Re: Hived swarm: queen and super questions

    I think you should wait the week. You say they are only covering 4 frames, and unless you are running 8 frame equiptment, everyone could hatch out at the same time and it would only "fill" the box....
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    Re: comb in hive top feeder

    I use the plastic ones, Like I think they are talking about. I bores 2 holes about 2 inches in diameter in the ends of the box and covered them with hardware cloth. this allows for more ventilation...
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    Re: Disd i use too many frames with old comb?

    no, the bees were just doing what bees do. there was a gap that violated bee space rules, and they filled it in. Don't worry about it, just wait until you have bees covering about 7 or 8 frames when...
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    Re: Is there anywhere I can still order bees?

    spoken like a true Beek!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!
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    Re: Too much honey?

    were the bees fed last fall? if so, you might have issues, such as were they medicated when fed? Is what is stored honey, or condensed sugar water? I would pull and replace about 4 frames in the...
  22. Thread: Baggie Feeders

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    Re: Baggie Feeders

    you have about a 3 0r 4 days before it starts to ferment. I use a candy board type box for feeding through baggies. then I can pick up the feeder with the bag in it to inspect. got a hole in the...
  23. Thread: Swarm Question

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    Re: Swarm Question

    give the first swarm a week and check for eggs. Give the second swarm about 3 weeks. If they were an after swarm with a virgin, it will take her a week to breed and about 2 weeks to really get going....
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    Re: empty queen cells?

    QUEEN CELLS ARE CAPPED ON DAY 6!!!!!!!!!!!
    You just found them, so you don't know how long they have been there, but less than 6 days because they are not capped.
    Get in there as soon as you...
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    Re: Cut out story, success?

    best way to know is to Isolate the cut out, and have it inspected by your state bee inspector. Don't use any gear you can't afford to loose. get them in a box somewhere that they can sit for about a...
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