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    Re: Re-Queening Question

    I was in the same boat last year. I only had 3 hives and one weak nuc. I felt bad taking from my strong hives to give to the nuc. The nuc ended up dead during winter. They were to small. they was...
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    Re: Re-Queening Question

    I had a few of my hives go queen less earlier this year. After spring splits they still swarmed. Almost all had gotten down to no capped brood. My local bee supplier told me that people wasted more...
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    Re: How Late is to Late?

    I have the exact same thing going on with one of mine. I added a frame of eggs, a frame of capped brood from one of my strong hives, and a robbing screen last Monday (robbing had started). I checked...
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    need advise

    One of my strongest hives from last year has gotten in trouble. I did a split in early April and split is doing great! I was too long between inspections and the parent hive swarmed. The virgin...
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    Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    Nuc should be fine. I captured was only 1.25 frames of bees a month ago and now are in a 10 frame ready to add this super Sat. morning. Mine are loving the popular flow also. Noah may have the...
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    Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    I also lost a small nuc earlier this year by adding capped brood and bees. nuc was full of dead bees by next morning. may have been the small size of nuc not sure, but would only add capped brood...
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    Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    I just noticed that we are in the same town. I would simply swap 1-2 frames of capped brood from the strong hives with 1-2 frames from the nuc. shake or brush bees off before exchanging. I did this...
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    Re: honey bound what should I do?

    Irmo you were right the calm bees did not mean they had a queen. The eggs placed on Monday have three queen cells. Thank you for the advise.
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    Re: honey bound what should I do?

    Thank you Irmo. Exactly the advise I needed.
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    Re: honey bound what should I do?

    The reason I thought they may have a queen is when I inspected after they had swarmed they were covering my suit and mean as the devil; and, today just the opposite. Still I didn't go with my...
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    Re: Caught a swarm today

    I just placed one from a swarm box into a nuc on may 16. They may have been a frame and a quarter of bees. the nuc had 1 frame drawn comb from trap, about a quarter of a frame that the swarm drew...
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    honey bound what should I do?

    I have one hive that has swarmed about 2.5-3 weeks ago. They have no brood eggs or larva. The bees were very calm which makes me think they may have a queen. I added a frame of eggs today to see what...
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    Re: Cone trap out bees getting back in

    I would try using black plastic to cover as much of the wall as possable. Cut a hole in plastic and place cone back on wall, or cut hole in plastic at cone and duct tape to cone. This is the only...
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    Re: If I were bit taller

    Tried the bucket on a pole today. The bees kept flying out before I could get them to the hive body and regrouped on same tree limb. after multiple attempts, I then sprayed the bucket down with sugar...
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    Re: Robbing from split??

    Either build a robbing screen or buy one. I'm only a 2nd year bee keeper but I have had to deal with robbing before with a cut out that I did. These robbing screens work. I seen them on brushy mtn...
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    Re: what is the reasons for bees to abscond

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. You all have been a tremendous help and hopefully I can prevent this from happening again in the future!! I'm still learning and appreciate...
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    Re: what is the reasons for bees to abscond

    Can you explain why reducing the entrance a mistake? This is what I have done for the traps and they seem to like. Is this not giving them the ventilation they need? Thanks for the help.
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    Re: what is the reasons for bees to abscond

    I have never used the mediums before. They were given to be by a former bee keeper. I thought with the size of the swarm this looked right. but obviously I know very little since this is only my 2nd...
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    what is the reasons for bees to abscond

    I caught my first 2014 swarm today by hand in 2 medium 10 frame lang. I used 3 frames of drawn comb, the rest of the frames was without foundation, the bottom board was a screened bottom board that...
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    Re: medium frame in with deeps

    I did exactly what your asking about last year because this was the only drawn comb I had. I caught a swarm and used the small frame in the deep next to the bottom board. The bees drew out the frame...
  21. Re: Don't inspect your hives same day as baiting traps.

    Your right I had the same experience this week.
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    Re: spliting question

    Here is my list of questions if you can help me. How much time if everything goes right from the start of the split to the time new queen is laying? Also how often should I do an inspection once I...
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    spliting question

    I am 2nd year beekeeper. I have already split my 3 hives on April 10th. All of the splits were with a mated queen, 3 frames of brood, two frames of foundation and feeding sugar syrup. All these...
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    allergy question

    Has anyone ever had experience with an antiphylatic reaction to a sting? This is not the normal hives, rash and swelling but rather passing out, very low blood pressure and is considered...
  25. Re: Winter End - Weak hive has lost many bees and a small cluster remains

    I did the same thing today hope I didn't kill the queen. let me know how yours turns out.
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