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    Re: Tricks to lure them back?

    I had a similar case where my hives swarmed 2 times. The first time was massive and it stayed in the neighbors tree for 3 days before disappearing. Same with the second. I looked inside and on 3...
  2. Thread: What now

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    Re: What now

    I wish I had all mediums but I am lucky it's frameless. I will just chop it off. Thanks

    Gene
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    Re: What now

    Yes there are larva. Add when what is 75-80% full. All the frames are completely full except the one that looks like a map of the us. The rest of the frames look just like the other 2 frames.
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    Re: Freeman SHB trap

    This is the one I have. I enclosed the pan so the bees can't get underneath. I had more bees getting in before I did. Now almost none. I never see loose shb any more since I put it it. Plenty of dead...
  5. Re: Can you really smell the hive just one week in?

    I'm south of you and I can smell mine year round

    Gene
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    Re: What now

    Does it look like they are alright. I believe I have a mated queen. They seem friendlier then before.

    Gene
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    Re: What now

    A few more pictures

    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee134/GeneMiller/IMG_6900_zps50518f3d.jpg

    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee134/GeneMiller/IMG_6906_zps34b79ef2.jpg
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    What now

    Back in June of last year a wild hive moved in. Since then its been ups and downs. I added a medium and a few weeks later half the bees died. I left them alone and they recovered. I did pull off the...
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    They swarmed this past Tuesday again. About the size of a football. I had to go in and look. I pulled off the top medium since there were no bees in it at all and they no longer need the space. I...
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    well i came home and the bees left the tree. :( I'm a little sad they didn't move into the old box. that was where she originally started.i searched the neighborhood but i didn't see them. i guess...
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    later today if i have time i plan on moving a frame of brood up to the medium. i will have to cut the bottom off since it is a deep but it's frameless so it will be easy enough. i might have...
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    so that means i now have a queen-less hive, i never saw any queen cells

    gene
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    yes a mango tree getting ready to bloom

    gene
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    i could switch the boxes forcing them to go through the empty box. currently there are still to many bees in the deep at least in my opinion.
    this means a virgin queen left not the current laying...
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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee134/GeneMiller/011_zps951da8c1.jpg

    Here's the nice little swarm
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    My Hive Swarmed

    I happened to be outside this morning by the hive and suddenly they swarmed. pretty cool sight to see for the first time. The deep is very full but they will not move into the upper medium. its been...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    my hive just swarmed. a football sized swarm in the neighbors tree. i happened to be standing outside at just the right time. 2-22-2014
    zone 10b air temp currently 82 at 11.23 am
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    Re: The Angry Bee Project

    Here are the pictures we got this last time some are ok. i do think i see some rice although some look like 2 in one so that means a laying worker ?...
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    Re: The Angry Bee Project

    I wasn't wearing cologne or after shave and they aren't getting robbed. Its around 11 am on a nice day and the hive is closed because its AFTER an inspection. The entrance isn't blocked thats a...
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    The Angry Bee Project

    This video is approximately 5 minutes after closing up the hive. i did use smoke but these bees are really angry and stay with me. one got inside the veil but didn't sting me.are they more protective...
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    Re: Frame marking

    I was thinking about on the side so that in pictures I could compare. A sharpie sounds just fine.

    Gene
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    Frame marking

    Does anybody mark their frames. I have a label maker and thought it would help with pictures for inspections.

    gene
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    Re: I've got a problem, dead and dying hives

    I had a similar problem as you described. i live just north of you. my bees had just been inspected 2 weeks prior and were just booming. i lost about 1/3 to 1/2 of the bees. i decided not to treat...
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    Re: Recovering Bees

    They are bringing in large amounts of pollen and they have stores on every frame. I didn't get to watch them today but I will tomorrow. How long before the pollen becomes royal jelly.

    Gene
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    Re: Recovering Bees

    Yes this is the same hive that was dying earlier and they are on foundationless. there are plenty of rice sized larva and every frame has some nectar and capped honey. some of the pristine comb at...
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