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    Hive combining questions?

    I combined a weak hive with a medium strength hive Friday. The weak hive had very spotted brood which was all drone brood throughout the frames. Several searches since I captured the swarm last...
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    Re: Swarm Hive Inspection help

    Found mated queens for 15.00 Thursday I'm going to inspect again I guess that will be the deciding factor. Really hoping that this feral swarm would keep themselves and not have a Italian queen.
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    Re: Swarm Hive Inspection help

    What's my chances that since I had a capped supercedure cell and didn't have one two day later that I have a new queen and when I couldn't locate her Sunday she was possibly doing a mating flight?
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    Re: Swarm Hive Inspection help

    I guess I'm just worried that they won't get very well established this late in the summer
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    Re: Swarm Hive Inspection help

    Yesterday I throughly went thru the hive. I moved the frames one by one to another super looking a each one for signs of a queen. Nothing, no new queen, no eggs, no larve nothing. So I donated a...
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    Re: Swarm Hive Inspection help

    Opened the hive today and the queen cell is gone. No other larvae in sight and everything that was open larvae in now brood cells. So combine or buy a queen?
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    Swarm Hive Inspection help

    Captured a swarm on June 2.
    Inspection on June 7th plus donated frame of brood to help with population.
    Another inspection June 14th revealed 7 queen cells
    Another inspection on June 29th revealed...
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    New Package Help

    I installed two new packages on the 30th of April and the weather was in the mid 70's with 50's as lows. Up until yesterday the weather had been in the 40-50 high with rain and wind low's in the...
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    Cold Weather Package install

    I'm suppose to get my bee's friday and the predicted high is 49 degrees :cry: any help would be appreciated. I plan on heating the hive up in the garage prior to installation. Any other suggestions...
  10. Thread: Old Comb

    by shawbran
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    Old Comb

    I have 20 frames of old comb avaliable to split between 4 new hives. Does this seem to be a problem to go 5 old frames per hive a 5 new frames with foundation per hive?
  11. Poll: Re: Packaged bee's queen release (immediate, 3 days, 7 days)

    Thanks for all that replied now I just need to make a decision on which way to go.
  12. Re: Getting ready to start my 1st ever hive. Have a question about feeding.

    Check your private messages
  13. Poll: Packaged bee's queen release (immediate, 3 days, 7 days)

    I have a package of bees coming on the 20th of April. This is my second package to install. Last year I waited three days to the let queen lose, I have a local beekeeper who says to wait 7 days. ...
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    Is something wrong with these frames

    I purchased a hive from a individual who's bees died last winter from starvation. While going thru the super I found these frames. Is this something to be concerned about? Just concerned how black...
  15. Thread: Frames

    by shawbran
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    Frames

    I am a first time beekeeper and have a question. Maybe i'm to impatient just ask my wife she thinks so but I want some advice. I put bees in the hive on April 5. 3 days later I released the queen. ...
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