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    What could have happened??

    Went to winterized my hive the other week and noticed it was very quiet. Maybe about 100 or so bees left that were hardly moving. There was not a substantial amount of dead bees around, so I wonder...
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    Re: Brood pattern question...

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    Well that worked, thanks. Anyway, notice the top of the frame with no comb? Thoughts?
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    Re: Brood pattern question...

    I am unable to upload the photo I wanted to show
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    Brood pattern question...

    Was wondering why they are not storing honey and pollen near the top of the frame in the typical half circle rainbow pattern...honey, pollen, brood?

    Is this looking ok?
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    Re: Unusual comb?

    This may sound stupid, I'm new....but what is the purpose of burr comb? Why do they need to build it....I was under the impression that they were just filling as much space as possible?
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    Re: Unusual comb?

    It's not up against the wall, the burr comb side is up against a full frame of brood (part of the nuc). The second picture I posted is on the inner from other side of the nuc frames.

    I will...
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    Re: Unusual comb?

    The other side....drawing it out just fine there...weird

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    Unusual comb?

    Any idea why they are drawing the comb out this way? Should I scrape it or leave it?

    This is on one side of the nuc frames installed in a ten frame deep. On the other side of the nuc frames they...
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    Dimension of inner cover

    What are the dimensions of the brushy mountain bee company's inner cover for a 10 frame hive?
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    Re: Can't find the Queen...

    Both were hatched out, one looked very natural with only a hole at the bottom. The second was very mangled, there was hardly anything left of the queen cell. My thought is that they killed her?
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    Can't find the Queen...

    Hello

    2 weeks ago I installed 2 frames filled with bees, brood of various stages, nectar, pollen and honey. In addition to that there were 2 queen cells on one of the frames about to hatch the...
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    Re: type of queen is this

    Which kind is this?
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    Re: type of queen is this

    Which type is this?
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    I need a Queen! Finger Lakes

    Due to some recent weather in my area I lost most of the bees in my hive including the queen. I need to requeen and was wondering if anyone I the finger lakes region, rochester area has any?
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    What if you had someone paint the box for you and gave poor instructions.....?

    Brand new box painted inside and out because I wasn't clear. Can I use it or just get a new one?
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    Re: Made it through the winter.....hopefully

    I did not pull any frames so was unable to see if there was brood, however their population seems larger than it was in the winter.....but I could be misjudging that.
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    Mold inside cover...

    I noticed some mold on the inside of the outer cover yesterday, what should I do?

    Replace it or dry it out?
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    Re: Made it through the winter.....hopefully

    We had a warm day (50’s) followed by cold again, on the warm day I check the hive and they were flying....tons of action and quite noisy. Is it safe to assume that they have survived the winter?
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    Made it through the winter.....hopefully

    I have some questions on what to do now that spring is coming. This is my first hive and their first winter, last I checked around mid February there was still movement inside. I didn't open the...
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    Tips on winterizing

    My first winter, was wondering if anyone had some tips on winterizing for upstate New York, 2 deep 10 frame hive. Best methods?

    Best kind of insulation for outside? Change out screen bottoms...
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    Re: Smell outside of hive

    No slim last inspection, I've noticed the smell for months just seems stronger now.

    How is the goldenrod honey?
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    Smell outside of hive

    I notice an odd smell outside of the hive, I suppose it could be described as yeasty. I have read this could be the fermentation of honey due to SHB larvae.

    I do have a small amount of beetles...
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    Re: Not building comb... Why?

    Well just checked the hive, the quart sized jar of sugar water i added yesterday is more than half gone...
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    Re: Not building comb... Why?

    I don't have an excluder on, was going to wait until there was some comb drawn out for that.

    Thanks for your advice...like you say for now I'll just feed a little and see what they do!
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    Re: Not building comb... Why?

    I was of course interested to see if my colony would produce honey for consumption this year, but since it is a first year hive I had not real expectations. I certainly don't want to consume honey...
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