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  1. Will bees convert honey comb frame to brood comb?

    I was wondering if by adding an extracted honey frame to the brood nest, will the bees convert it to brood comb? This year and last Fall, the brood rearing has been extremely productive. After the...
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    Re: Bees vary aggressive

    That definitely sounds like something has been aggravating the bees. Similar experience when skunks, bears and other critters are causing a disturbance. Can't get near hive without bees bouncing of...
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    I agree with Acebird... much better to call... person to person. Who knows, after a little talk you may find things working out the way you had hoped. If it doesn't and it turns out to be a...
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    An agreement requires a meeting of the minds. Signed agreements certainly help clear up a misunderstanding or short memories. Often though, clear communication and a hand shake still works. Knowing...
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    If the colony is congested it can have an adverse effect on temperament. A productive hive is a "happy" hive! Happy to sting you.
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    Re: Winter loss - why the loss and your remedy

    Sometimes the colony does not have sufficient resources to build up their winter brood and stores. Especially in the Fall if there is a pollen dearth. I feed them pollen and try to finish up with my...
  7. Re: Replace brood frames "or not" in a Laying Worker Hive

    And as I think more about the laying worker laying multiple eggs in one cell do these multiple eggs in one cell actually develop?
  8. Replace brood frames "or not" in a Laying Worker Hive

    A friend who has been beekeeping for 30 plus years suggested that replacing the brood frames in a laying worker hive was necessary due to the size of the cells caused by drone brood.

    Curious as...
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    Re: First Cleansing Flight 2014

    Up north today in my parts it was a balmy 2c/35f degrees and the bees were out cleansing. Not a lot but certainly enough to hold promise for a good Spring.
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    Re: Shelf life for hbh

    Here is the response I received when I emailed HBB.

    In response to your inquiry for expiration times for HBH, accelerated testing with the current bottle indicates a 3-year shelf life. Our...
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    Re: Shelf life for hbh

    I have the same question. Emailed HBH for answer today.
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    Re: In need of good book for beginner

    I'm sure many of the recommended sources/books discuss the honey flow but it would be worth noting that keeping a record of the honey flow sources in your part of the woods will help you develop a...
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