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    lots of bees, not great looking comb....

    Have a hive that several deep frames are being built out with comb that is not nice and flat and filling the frame fully, instead it is kind of wavey, and several spots of the frame have no comb at...
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    Re: multiple queens in one hive

    Thanks Michael, that makes sense. In your experience, do the baby queens take off to get mated, and come back to the hive? I'm worried about loosing any bees with a queen leaving, as the hive is...
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    multiple queens in one hive

    I had one hive make it through the winter, and at the end of January, found that besides the marked queen that I had purchased in the previous fall, the hive had made another queen. I observed the...
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    Re: Emergency supersedure queens?

    I like the idea of keeping her on her frame, in a nuc or other box...always learning!
    Now we're wondering what the time frame would be to wait and see if the new queen is laying or merge this hive...
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    Re: what feeder would u use:see pictures

    I have only one hive, and last year had so many problems with the jar feeders leaking (no matter how small the holes), and attracting ants and yellow jackets, that I've been looking for a different...
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    Re: Emergency supersedure queens?

    We trapped her with one of those little plastic things that look like a hair clip. We then set her on the landing area of the hive, while we worked. It probably took us about 5-10 minutes, after...
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    Emergency supersedure queens?

    14 days ago, while inspecting our biggest/healthiest hive, we trapped the queen and put her aside while installing some new equipment. In trying to put her back in, we found her getting balled. ...
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    Re: Lots of dead bees on the front of my BB

    Big Daddy, could you please explain about the bees trying to dry sugar water? It is a lot of water, and maybe that's why it's just dripping out of my hive and cells. I do have screened bottom.
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    Re: Lots of dead bees on the front of my BB

    Are you feeding with 2 parts sugar to 1 part water? That might help. In Florida, can you not reduce the entrances now to reduce robbing?[/QUOTE]

    We are feeding 2:1 sugar:water, and have reduced...
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    Re: Lots of dead bees on the front of my BB

    [QUOTE=Oldbee;599230]"i have moved an hour and half away"

    Sorry to hear that they [your hives] are so far away now. Since the top box was heavy when lifting, they may be OK. as far as stores for...
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    treat for varroa in the winter?

    any ideas of how to treat for varroa when the temp. is cold? Found a dead bee on the landing board this AM, 39 degrees outside, predicted the same or 5 degrees cooler tonight. The bee had one set...
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    Re: Lots of dead bees on the front of my BB

    We are having similar problems in central Fla. Our feeder bottle is on the top board, of course facing into the hive. We seem to have the sugar water dripping through the hive, through the bottom...
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    more robbing questions

    We have one hive, and have been feeding them for a couple of weeks, since having a dearth. We inspected yesterday, noting eggs, a fair amount of capped brood, and some new bees. Then, about 1/2 hr....
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    Re: pollen on the ground

    Thanks everyone, great ideas, especially leaving crumbs on the ground!! It really seems to be pollen, when I crush it between my fingers, it is beautiful fluffy pollen! We're having hive beetle...
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    pollen on the ground

    My neighbor and I are novice beekeepers. We have one hive, combined from about a month ago. Bottom brood box has a good looking queen, a good amount of brood, and many bees. Super on top of the...
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    New from Georgetown,Fla.

    Hello, from Georgetown, from a new beekeeper. A friend/neighbor and I are struggling with a hive, just combined with one that had wax moth invasion. Now we have hive beetles, and are trying a...
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