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  1. Thread: Uncapping larvae

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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    3pianists

    This is the thread I started on the same issue on another site. I borrowed your photo - I hope you don't mind!

    Its caused by wax moth.
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  2. Thread: Uncapping larvae

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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    What about the larvae in your photo that are uncapped that are in fact in form adult bees that are white? I think this is a v intriguing observation.

    The different colour wax is due to the fact...
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    Re: Water Heater Bee Hive

    200 years ago, didn't they use to hit/shake a skep for 20 minutes to induce a swarm to remove the bees to gain access to the honey?

    Could this be an option here and take your chances on catching...
  4. Thread: Uncapping larvae

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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    AFB it is!

    What about the uncapped larvae?
  5. Thread: Uncapping larvae

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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    3pianists

    I have the exact same thing on one of my hives. The match stick rope test is for EFB.
    I think its due to bald brood which maybe caused by wax moth larvae and a small colony. There is...
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    Moving honey around hive

    If you place a super of honey below the brood boxes during the summer, how long will it take for the bees to move the honey above the brood nest and clean out the comb?

    Is this the easiest way of...
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    Re: Honey in the brood chamber

    Thanks Kiwibee

    I have extracted some of the honey in the second deep box by taking out the outer capped frames. This approach would be time consuming for several hives though and your method...
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    Re: Honey in the brood chamber

    Thanks KiwiBee

    That sounds like a v productive strategy that would transpose to here v easily.
    It also sounds like it negates autumn feeding.

    When do you time your split? If the split is done...
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    Re: Honey in the brood chamber

    What technique do you use for reducing to a single box?

    With a double brood box coming into the flow, there will be too many frames to fit into a single box and I was wondering if you experienced...
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    Re: Openings between supers for entrance

    When using upper and lower entrances, do the foraging bees return with pollen to the lower and take the nectar to the upper?

    Thanks
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    Horsley method/2 queen system

    Has anyone used the Horsley method?

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/horsleybd.html

    I was wondering if you could achieve the same thing by just using a second upper queen excluder and an upper...
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    Re: Anyone have success with CEDAR Hives

    All of our hive bodies are usually made of cedar here and its said to last 50 years plus untreated.

    What is the usual wood for hives in the US?
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