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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    Success, the queen and other bees escaped from the screen area I had her confined into.
    They were all on the frame of brood I put in. I didn't take a photo, but still had to search
    for her cause...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    I used frames from a hive from last years bees. I got that hive from a farmer so the frames were older.



    OK will do. I will supplement that hive with more frames as I got to do something about...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    I did a screen/garlic combine
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    That is where you build a small screen cage for the queen so she gets accepted by the new bees over a 12 hour period instead of right away.
    The garlic helps to...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    Thanks for your reply. I just got her and she is a new queen.
    She needs some nurse bees. Yes I figure I will have a weaker hive going into winter, but they are easier to manage and take care of...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

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    That is what the hive looks like now
    The opposing frame
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    Combining to save my hive

    So....
    I got a new queen as one of the queens in my package absconded.
    I installed her last month.
    I checked the hive yesterday and they are down to only 1 frame.
    When I installed there was bees...
  7. Re: Newbee in Beaverton, OR: Looking for a mentor

    Hello Mike,

    I live about 30 min away from Beaverton in Vancouver WA. I got 4 hives myself, and this is my 2nd year. I do know a few folks near you out there. You can get some bees going now and...
  8. Re: Why are my bees out late at night?

    When was the upper super added? It doesn't look like that many bees to indicate over crowding as a factor. What was the temp at 11 pm? If they have been having rain in the afternoon and you have...
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    Re: Under Performing Package

    I went in after the first few days and removed the cage. I did not pull all the frames out cause work and other priorities like my other 3 hives set my inspection priorities. I did not want to...
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    Under Performing Package

    I just recently purchased 3 packages and installed them at the end of April (4-25-14).
    These first 2 photos are of the successful packages.
    It has been about 7 weeks after they got installed, and...
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    Re: What is this? (Half bee)

    This is a video of a bee that I cut in 2 by mistake. I think it happened when you did your cutout.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KoUZaP4K6A


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KoUZaP4K6A
  12. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Nice setup there. What is the weight limitations on a triple story with the honey super on top.
    Also it could be a good remedy for ant infestation. I have that problem and will check out your...
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    Re: Oleander Poisioning and my bees

    Excelent JRG, and you are still with us!

    So I won't worry. :)
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    Oleander Poisioning and my bees

    My mom and I were talking about beekeeping and the honey.
    I have been trying to convince her that she should let me put a hive in her yard and the fact that the bees produce many things that are...
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    If you want to go with a "Full Suit" option I got a set of white painters coveralls from Home Depot for only 10.98!
    Then all you need is a veil and gloves....
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    I got a bunch of equipment my first year. I ended up getting 8 to 10 stings, but you really need to get about 26 stings a year.. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QB96RrGdM)
    Above is a link to a...
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    Re: Shop accident!

    Yes I always need to be careful when I work on my shop smith because I am pressing the wood against the spin, and my "safety" sticks that I use to keep my hands away from the spinning blade tend to...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Zombie Brood looks like the photos in this post of mine:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?284529-Why-my-colony-is-collapsing ...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Sorry, I didn't read your post close enough. the Screen Bottom Board is a definable factor here.
    Did you have it closed off?
    Weather.com says you had low temps in the teens a few weeks ago, and...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Some questions
    1). Do you have a screened bottom board? It could reduce the temp inside and the bees would not be able to maintain temperature.
    2). What has the temps been like over the last month...
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    I missed a topic of conversation among the council members:


    http://townofcrewe.com/Town_Council_Minutes.html
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Town of Crow Contact Us form:

    http://townofcrewe.com/Contact_Us.html

    We can let them know our opinion.

    Crewe Municipal Building
    125 East Carolina Avenue
    Crewe, VA 23930
    (434) 645-9453
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Here is the discussion from the Town of Crowe regarding their bee issue: http://townofcrewe.com/Town_Council_Minutes.html October 16 session


    Nobody claims they even got stung or anything... ...
  24. Re: Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Sure, no problem,
    I am still trying to figure out what they mean about Hawaii being a 3rd world country?! That is even farther away from the UK to import anything from.

    Well... I am not sure...
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    Re: EU and UK short of bees.

    Maybe a good business idea is to buy a Farm in the UK, and get my own BEES to polinate so I get 3 times the production! The profit is in the fact that I am out producing a same sized farm with no...
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