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  1. Re: Issue with cappings having been removed, dead late stage pupae

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  2. Issue with cappings having been removed, dead late stage pupae

    I went in one of my hives a few days ago and simply put, no queen apparently. Had noticed frames with eggs and capped brood during last week's entry which prompted the latter entry.

    During that...
  3. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    Thanks Mathes. Not sure if this is a regional issue with ag plantings this year as opposed to last year or the genetics of these particular bees in these two hives in question. It could be the...
  4. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    I appreciate your input Shinbone. Who knew? I just find it to be rather rude and strange when one creates a thread, post questions but others do not notice or respond because they are too busy...
  5. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    Daggone guys, I made a secondary posting to my thread about 5 blocks up the page, attempting to gain some help on an issue. No one even read it apparently because 5 blocks deeper, debates are still...
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    Re: Odd odor in hives

    Cool Philip. That's super neat. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share that. Yeah, there are still some of those types of 'sink blinds' being used. However, most are located along the...
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    Re: Odd odor in hives

    I am, I would hate to see you lose your girls...we need everyone of these little wonders. Glad you had good news for us. When it comes to bees, it seems so often its 'bad news'...lol, so its...
  8. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    So then, does anyone have any suggestions to get some of my hives to draw more comb? I have been feeding but to no avail. A few problematic hives desire to continually create deeper celled...
  9. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    Thanks so much for your reply Michael.

    Sidetrack, I like your theory, I totally understand what you are saying. Your idea makes perfect sense to me.

    and Challenger I must admit this is pretty...
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    Re: Odd odor in hives

    Cool deal, Good news....well, Great news actually.. shewww!!! Happy for you. There is nothing anymore disheartening -hardly- than losing your bees.

    As you know already Philip, I understood you...
  11. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    challenger-- thanks for providing a link to such an informative document. Neat.
  12. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    Michael, you say you do not. Would you mind expounding why? Please don't perceive this as the creation of an 'argument', not the intent. I am just picking your brain as to why you say this? ...
  13. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    Thank you so much for all of your responses. Very beneficial.

    drlonzo, ---ingenious...the recipe
  14. Re: 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    Oh cool, yes I use the Honey Bee Healthy as well. Its just that this year my 1:1 feeding is simply not been of much value in regards to comb building. But then again, the last couple of times that...
  15. 1:1 sugar mix vs. 2:1 sugar mix--> ? regarding pros cons

    I am wondering which mix ratio of sugar water feed is more conducive to having the bees draw out wax comb as opposed to storing the source? I have attempted to have them draw out more comb with some...
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    Re: Installed nucs , wow crazy bees!

    Pinchecharlie--> this information to come is not for your 'immediate purposes' but is a nugget worth stowing away. Someone had mentioned what I am about to say earlier in the thread and I think it...
  17. Re: Hive issue- disease? partially fertilized queen?

    Apis Maximus, outstanding information. Thank you so much for your help and for easing my concerns. Thanks, thanks, thanks for expounding. You have excellent composition and grammar, so easy to...
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    Re: Odd odor in hives

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    Yes do indeed go with your instincts and please keep us informed along the way. As you already know, try to do something to get those hives out in the sun. Trim some limbs, cut a...
  19. Re: Hive issue- disease? partially fertilized queen?

    Thank you Apis and Wolfer. Cool... I guess I will just add a frame of capped brood from another hive and feed the hive a little at the time. Things have just been tight and I didn't want to risk...
  20. Hive issue- disease? partially fertilized queen?

    So I have this hive that is basically just moving along 'slowly' and I am left with many unanswered questions. I was unable to prevent loss of my original queen in this hive back during swarming...
  21. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Virginia Bee i must say i am jealous my man for the orchard you have, WOW!!!

    That is something to be the owner of, wow, what a joy to feast off the fruit of your land as you will be doing. I wish...
  22. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Sounds great my man, in reference to the package bees at the above mentioned sources that i advised, it is advisable to order your bees now for next spring. I cannot remember exactly as to whether...
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    Re: Queen Longevity

    Hmm, that's interesting. Waiting to see what the experts up here have to say about this one.

    Chris
  24. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Hey buddy i see you are from Bedford, VA and i don't know how far you are willing to travel to pick up a 3 pound package of italian strain honeybees. But Miller Bee Supply is located in North...
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    Re: What about one deep?

    Please forgive me of my ignorance when i ask when speaking of numeral three in your comment. Are you meaning that your bees overwinter fine with one lower deep and a honey super full of honey on top...
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