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  1. Re: With no mouths to feed , honey is simply increased !

    I would say it is better to be done on a short heavy nectar flow ! thus you will get all your honey capped !
  2. With no mouths to feed , honey is simply increased !

    I have never tried it! but some experienced beekeepers in my area are practicing it.
    they remove the queens from beehives 30 days right before the honey flow ends, with a frame of open brood and...
  3. Re: Extracting frames of honey containing capped brood ?

    Yes you are absolutely right :)
  4. Re: my strongest beehive swarmed, 30 days before the nectar flow ends. reunite ?

    do you mean if I left the hive with 3 queen cells they may cast swarm?
  5. my strongest beehive swarmed, 30 days before the nectar flow ends. reunite ?

    I just wonder what to do with my swarmed hive, now left with 3 sealed 10-14 day queen cells.
    I still have 30 days of nectar flow. how can i take advantage of the remaining bees? my first priority...
  6. Re: Extracting frames of honey containing capped brood ?

    Thanks for the clear answer.
    so I think is better to add the queen excluder 20 days before the honey extracting date
  7. Extracting frames of honey containing capped brood ?

    I don't use queen excluders,in my area, they encourage swarming and weakens the hives.
    therefore I have several frames containing capped honey beside capped brood.the question is if I extracted...
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    Re: Capped brood or open brood?

    Thanks Guys.
    But is there a scientific evidence that open brood frames anchor swarms to the new hive?
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    Re: Capped brood or open brood?

    One of the beekeepers in my country is warning me, that the open brood frame will bring a disaster to the swarm and it would lead to a laying workers hive, after the Queen have been killed! Is that...
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    Capped brood or open brood?

    I have captured a swarm, I hived it and it is covering 6 full deep frames. I gave it a frame of honey from onother bee colony. But I am not sure whether to give it another frame of open brood or a...
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    I will send you a private message then so we can catch it together :)
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    today i have checked the new swarm, the bees were covering 4 of 5 frames, the merging with the newspaper was not very successful , there have been a little fight between the swarm and the 3 newly...
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    I have the buckfast bees. They are gentle and labourius
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    dear beepro,
    yes I agree with you, each region has its own climates and conditions. my area considered to be a warm home for bees. its goes from 13 Celsius to 28 Celsius at midday. each morning I...
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    i understood every thing you'v said but why to fill the empty space with follower boards or foams or whatever materials. I'v never done that before and all my other hives do will. for example when I...
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    Re: where are the young bees ?

    the reason I can't transfer a frame of capped brood is because the receiving hive spreads over 10 frames and there is no place for the 11th frame in the same box, I don't want to add second brood box...
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    where are the young bees ?

    I want to strengthen some weak hives in my apiary.
    I want to take young bees from strong colonies and shake them into the weak ones . my question is where can I find young bees inside a strong...
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    I went to one of my strongest colonies, a hive with two full deeps, crowded with bees. I was really lucky as I found the Queen on the second frame on the upper brood box, I moved her to a safe...
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    Re: I caught a new swarm

    thank you guys.
    the swarm is in a full deep hive body, temperatures at night fall to 14 degrees. I don't have a nucleus body to transfer them to it.
    so I'll try to anchor them with brood and bees...
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    I caught a new swarm

    In my small apiary, I leaved an empty hive with 2 frames on one side of it.I made it in order to capture new swarms, and yesterday I did it !
    when I was walking near to my hives I noticed that there...
  21. Re: Second deep is 100 % pulled. What next?

    simbly add a super with only two frames! and see how the bees will react, after a
    4-7 days open the hives and check the frames, if the bees needed this space then they will have had covered them...
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    olive tree honey? does it exists?

    I live in Palestine, in my area grows thousands of olive trees that blossom this month.
    olive trees have thousands of tiny flowers, but i merly see bees foraging on those trees.
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  23. do brood rearing deffer from year to year?

    one of the old beekeepers in my region claims that in this season the bees would orientate them self more for brood rearing and swarming
    rather than collecting honey . that is because the rain is...
  24. where to keep harvested frames full of honey till extraction?

    I want to harvest honey frames tomorrow. today i put the bee escape boards under the supers.
    the echo is that my friends want to join me while extracting the honey, but they only have free time at...
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    Re: queen bee found outside the hive

    i have checked all of my hives today and none of them was queenless, they all had new laid eggs.
    now in Israel we have Autumn and the brood nest is expanding again after a hard dry hot summer.
    we...
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