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  1. Re: A split that seems to be laying worker, yet a queen cell was made.

    michkel, If the season wasn't winding down, I would be considering righting the hive, but I determined in the beginning of the splits that they were a one shot deal and combine what didn't work out....
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    I would say you basically have all drone brood and you have a laying worker.
  3. Thread: Balled swarm

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    Re: Balled swarm

    You got rid of the queen in the swarm right?
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    Re: Help! What's going on? Any ideas??

    As I read I was thinking, swarm of a clipped queen? Sounds like a swarm with the sluggishness, etc.
  5. Re: A split that seems to be laying worker, yet a queen cell was made.

    Thanks again Oldtimer. I appreciate your time and thoughts. My 12 year old daughter and I have looked through the 5 frame nuc a couple times in the last week but can't find any queen. We generally...
  6. Re: A split that seems to be laying worker, yet a queen cell was made.

    Thanks Oldtimer. The signs were very conflicting. I intended to shake it out far away from the other hives and destroy the drone brood, but I was scratching my head about it today, especially what...
  7. A split that seems to be laying worker, yet a queen cell was made.

    I did a split over a month ago, splitting a strong hive into 6 since the original split made many good queen cells on 5 different frames. The original queen hive is going very well and looking like...
  8. Re: First Hive split. Wondering what to do next...

    Good point to consider. That's something that crossed my mind. 3 gallons a week is mostly going to be stored with no brood being fed. They should be getting packed I would think, depending on the...
  9. Re: First Hive split. Wondering what to do next...

    Feeding that amount of sugar should have them storing some of it. If they aren't getting anything stored, especially in a brood break, there could be robbing.
  10. Thread: stop swarm

    by DanielD
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    Re: stop swarm

    If they are determined to swarm, taking down swarm cells may end up leaving them queenless, especially if they already swarmed. Are you using a queen excluder?
  11. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    A robber screen can simply be a section of screen wire bent to make it so that bees would need to crawl up the side of the hive or wire several inches to get out an opening away from the real...
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    Re: Overwinter queen only?

    Keep them all together is your only chance to have a queen next spring. If you have a large enough colony, you do have plenty of time to feed them enough to make it. If you don't think your colony...
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    Re: Foundationless for new Beekeeper

    I started with foundationless and continue that way for now. My first was a caught swarm with new equipment and they did just fine on the wedge top bar. Some will draw just fine on wedge top bar,...
  14. Thread: drunk bees?

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    Re: drunk bees?

    I would agree with j.k. It sounds odd that spraying a hole with yellow jackets would kill a large number of your bees unless it was close to the hive or drifted onto plants the bees were visiting. ...
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    Re: Queenless again,,,

    Yes, after 3 weeks from a capped queen cell, you could have a laying queen, but if you don't find eggs etc, give it another week and check again. Look to spot the queen while you are in there, but...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Yesterday I finally checked my aggressive split from a month ago. I split one large thriving hive into 6 with the amount of cells on frames available in the one initial split. 3 of the 5 queenless...
  17. Thread: drunk bees?

    by DanielD
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    Re: drunk bees?

    I wouldn't first suspect a deliberate poisoning, unless you have someone nearby that wants them gone. I would guess there are several possibilities of accidental poisoning even in an urban setting. ...
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    Re: Possible swarm trap success

    The swarm trap did bring in a swarm. They are going well with most of the foundationless box drawn out by now with a good number of capped brood and stores brought in. They're about ready for box 2. ...
  19. Thread: drunk bees?

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    Re: drunk bees?

    I'd be concerned about a pesticide kill if many bees are dying off suddenly at once.
  20. Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    I had a hive a couple years ago that was fine as long as they were bringing in stores and they were left alone. They got hotter about being disturbed as time went on, of course I wasn't a help. I...
  21. Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    It's late summer and you may be in a derth which makes bees testy. Stay out of the hive for a while till a fall flow is going on. If the neighbors are not happy about the bees you may need another...
  22. Re: Swarm took up residence in wall's of my parent's house. What would you do?

    If it were me, and I actually knew it was a week ago they moved in, I would take care of it for the sake of the house. I wouldn't want the cutout to get any bigger than it needs to get. With just a...
  23. Thread: No Honey

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    Re: No Honey

    I'm an hour and a half north of Columbia Mo, and the flow was slow early in summer with all the rain and slowed in the last month, but it hasn't stopped at all. Now goldenrod seems to be going good...
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    Re: It's harder than I thought...

    I would say that beekeeping has a learning curve that costs money and time. When we start out, we may spend way more time than needed on bees, and may need to buy more bees next spring. But...
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    Re: It's harder than I thought...

    There you go. Don't worry about worrying so much. Of course, then you may miss more of that opportunity of success in worrying.
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