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    Re: Failed mating flight?

    My original plan involved moving the queen from the nuc as well...is this not recommended?
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    Failed mating flight?

    Hi...

    On April 6 I did an artificial swarm on one of my hives that had many capped queen cells. Approximately 10 days after that I opened the hive and found a hatched queen. Fast forward to...
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    Re: Swarm cells in PA

    I have been seeing plenty of drones this past week. I am assuming by your name you are in a colder location of the state. I checked about 20 other hives this week and no signs of swarming in any of...
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    Swarm cells in PA

    Hi all,

    Just got done checking one of my yards and found a hive that seems ready to swarm. Opened the hive and found 4 capped swarm cells and several uncapped. Hive was three full mediums. ...
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    Re: cutting the grass

    here is how i do it... http://youtu.be/v3qL3BQXSqI
    You are not too far away, maybe I can build you one. Probably have to sign a few waivers first!

    Cheers -Rod
  6. Re: Sugar Water in the Fall - Last possible feeding date

    Well I have been feeding about 12 of mine for a while now. Its getting pretty cold here at night...couple of times in the low twenties. Feeding them a 2:1 syrup in a front feeder. The colder syrup...
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    Re: no capped brood for several weeks

    The population is less then it should be...seems to be staying somewhat constant. The hive seems to have almost no foragers.
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    Re: no capped brood for several weeks

    Is it possible that bees would kill off the brood once it is capped. Aside from the lack of capped brood there has always been plenty of eggs and larva.
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    no capped brood for several weeks

    I just got back from inspecting my hives and found that one hive in particular has VERY little capped brood. It is an overwintered hive with a new queen about 6 weeks ago. I first noticed this...
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    Re: Why is honey not Vegan

    I was going to respond to the idea of swarms of chickens ravaging the countryside and then decided to hold back...
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    Re: Why is honey not Vegan

    To each his own...With billions of people on this planet I am sure you will find someone who disagrees with just about everything if you look hard enough
  12. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    I am currently talking to my insurance agent regarding product liability insurance. The best quote I could find was $500 a year (1 million cap). I wanted to protect myself when selling gourmet...
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    Re: Is this unusual?

    Thanks for all the help...I think I am going to shop around for a new queen. The drone brood was laid out in a nice pattern so I will assume it was the queen's work. Yesterday I gave all of the...
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    Re: Is this unusual?

    Since I am relatively new to beekeeping...would a good mated queen lay only drone brood for a period of time or is this a sign of a bad queen that needs replaced? I was not even aware that bees...
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    Re: Is this unusual?

    The cells were mid frame
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    Is this unusual?

    I inspected all four of my hives yesterday and found 3 out of 4 to appear very healthy and with small patches of brood. The problem is with the fourth one...it has a queen which I spotted and I...
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