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  1. Re: Swarm death three days after capture. WHY?

    Your bees starved to death.Next time you put in a frame of honey ,scrap the cappings off.The bees don't have the energy to uncap the honey or put in a frame feeder sugar and water mix.
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    Re: Two dead hives - what to do?

    Any brood comb should be gotten rid of.Place the honey frames in a cool shed on a flat so nothing can get in,place a screen over the top so air can get in and will not meldew.went you get your new...
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    Re: bear attack

    If you can't get rid of the bear yourself, call animal control they should set a trap and move the bear. As for the hive the queen could be shut down depending on hold cold it is. If you could look...
  4. Re: using a natural wood preserver on equipment

    The best to use on equipment is water based paint or even bees wax. Pallets OK to treat with wood preserver. paint the outside not inside.
  5. Re: Bees seems to cluster in the same spot...

    If the flow is not on the bee cluster on the front entrance. Set some sugar and water out to see if they take to it.
  6. Re: Potential problems with extracted frames left on hive.

    there is no problem there putting empty on as long as you but them under the super that has honey After the season place supers on a pallet covered with tarpaper, or on flat bottom floor and cover...
  7. Re: Do you need nurse bees when swapping frames if they are capped brood?

    leave the bees on the frame nursing if not enough bee you could come down with chalk brood. the field bee will go back to it's own hive
  8. Re: Does a Queen Need Attendants in a cage?

    To answer the queen does not need workers in the cage unless she is going to be left for a long time . She needs to be fed and gromed
  9. Re: Does a Queen Need Attendants in a cage?

    If YOUR NEED BEE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A QUEEN FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS THERE IS NO PROBLEM TO ADD BEES.YOU COULD EVEN SPRAY THEM WITH SUGAR AND WATER MIXTURE
  10. Re: laying worker hive - throwing out partially formed bees

    This is drone larvae.In bad weather when food is not coming in they drag out the drone cells to save food.
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    Re: Halfway to my 2013 goal ;)

    If you are going to double you need to feed.Go for bee or honey
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    Re: Sign that a flow is still on?

    yes
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    Re: queen advice with new swarm

    move your nuc away from the swarm site if bee are in nuc.Place a frame or two in nuc that are drawn out.If not place a feeder on them . it takes a few days for the queen to fatten up to start...
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    Re: 2 wk hive check. Pics :)

    your end frames are the hardest to get done ,so you should switch the one next to it if it is drawn out,or put the fullest frame on wall
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    Re: Russian queen

    shouldn't be just move the nuc to a new yard for a while
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    Re: When to add honey super?

    If your bee are building burcone on the top bars this is a sign they need more room.If you are not sure place two sheets of newspaper ontop and place the super on it.the paper holds the heat and the...
  17. Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Boarx soap works
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    Re: I need advice ASAP Please

    Sounds like you are O.K.if you put the frames from the dead outs into the strong hive.If that isn't enough use dry sugar not mixed .That is putting water into hive and is hard to worm and turn into...
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    Re: Is This Small Hive Beetle?

    Yes,Just babies
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    Re: How to make granulated honey?

    This was done in P.E.I. Canada and starting to go great.They were on the TV the dangon's den got their money and later turned it down.went on their own.
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    Re: Hello from Maine 1 hour past Bangor

    Stick to experienced beekeepers,one with a hundred hives who tries to make a little money.But listen to all, everone has a little trick.THen do it the way that is best for you.Good luck
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    Re: bee vacume 1st time

    what I did with a wind fall was to cut until you find the hollow,then open the tree in half.Take some brood and put it in a frame,rememberto put brood upright the same as it was when the stood.wrap...
  23. Re: Has anyone had a hive join another hive in mid-winter???

    Yes,this will happen.The strong hive will grow from the weak one especially if it is down wind or get more sunlight than the other.
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    Re: She got bombed!?

    You could of rolled the queen and killed her when you put in the frame of bees.It is best to take out extra frames from wall and bush togather went adding brood
  25. Re: New Beekeeper, Why do I have lots and lots of dead bees in the snow???

    Mites are a big problem in the New Brunswick,Hope that you treated them before you wraped them up
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