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    Re: Yet another OAV Question!

    Thanks for all the comments! I think I'll slide it in the front door and block all the entrances including the slot where the sticky board goes in. Good idea about putting some tin foil on top of...
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    Yet another OAV Question!

    Can you slide the vaporizer under the screened bottom board (with out the sticky board in), seal that up and the front entrance and start vaporizing? I was thinking that there would be less heat...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    Our daughter came home from a semester in the Czech Republic where she did some volunteer work with a community center that kept bees. She also saw "The Silence of the Bees" and that was it! She...
  4. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    I'm horrible at seeing eggs, but 23 days after re-queening, I saw capped brood where there was none before. I checked 13 days after and saw nothing!
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    Re: Colorado native bee identification

    I've seen these in Denver too!
  6. Re: Do some people feed for 10 days to get their foundation drawn on the honey super?

    Thanks for all the great posts!
  7. Do some people feed for 10 days to get their foundation drawn on the honey super?

    I am not able to put a super on this year, but was wondering about the next. With a strong enough flow, do the bees naturally draw out the comb in the supers (with some 1:1 sprayed on the frames) or...
  8. Re: 23 days after requeening found capped brood HAPPY DANCE!

    Hope all is well with your hive!
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    Re: My back garden beekeeping

    Thanks for the nice videos! I enjoyed seeing the development of your hive!
  10. 23 days after requeening found capped brood HAPPY DANCE!

    We were sweating this one big time! We saw no evidence on day 13...waited 10 more days and Hallelujah! It looks like we have a great laying queen. I'm so happy that they'll have a good chance of...
  11. Re: How to configure deep to reintroduce new queen

    Well, did find some partially drawn frames on the outside of both boxes. It was a bit tricky moving the heavy honey frames to the ends and putting the drawn frames (5) in the middle. Those honey...
  12. Re: How to configure deep to reintroduce new queen

    Thanks so much for the replies! I'm not sure where they would move the nectar since it seems as if most of the cells are full of nectar or pollen or honey & capped honey. Would they have to draw...
  13. How to configure deep to reintroduce new queen

    Please tell me if this is a good strategy. We just have backfilled nectar/honey/pollen in the brood area of both boxes. We have virtually empty frames on each end of the two deeps (totalling around...
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    Bees not bringing in pollen

    Hi all,
    I've noticed that the bees are not bringing in much pollen. They've also stopped drinking the syrup. We have two deeps on a hive started in a suburban area with plenty of flowers the end...
  15. Re: Obama

    It's great to get this out for more of the public to understand! Kudos to him! :)
  16. Re: Upper deep built out much better than lower deep?

    Thanks so much for all the prompt replies! We plan to inspect again next weekend and will see what is what then. We'll reverse the boxes then. I never realized how subtle the art of beekeeping...
  17. Upper deep built out much better than lower deep?

    Hi all,
    This is our first year with a package started 4/29. Two weeks ago we put on the second deep because around 7 frames were built out below. We did the inspection today and found that there...
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    Hi from Denver!

    Hello all,
    I've enjoyed reading lots of posts and wanted to join up! My daughter came back from her junior year in college all jazzed about starting a hive. She had taken a bug class a year ago...
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