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    Queen attacking drone, thoughts on why

    Doing some routine inspections today I saw something that looked odd. Removing a frame to check for brood I noticed a drone coming out of its cell, so I stopped for a bit to watch it wiggle it's way...
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    Re: Best time to move box

    Thank you everybody for the helpfull words. Site is allready would just need to bind the box close entrances and move. It's in the mid 50's with low/upper 20's at night. I'm guessing I would be ok...
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    Best time to move box

    I would like to relocate one hive from its present location to another location about 1.5 miles from current sight. Would I be ok to move hive now or wait till next spring?
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    Moving hives, would like some insight.

    I have two hives that I would like to move about two miles from there present location. My plan is to move them in the early morning by rachet strapping the deeps, sliding the top cover closed and...
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    Re: Looking for a package of bees

    Thanks everybody for the suggestions, it is greatly appreciated. :)
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    Re: Looking for a package of bees

    Either would be fine for me. I am about an hour due east of Pittsburgh.

    Jamie
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    Looking for a package of bees

    I know it is late but does anybody know of any suppliers that have packages available for early shipment? The suppliers I looked at are know into may for shipping. I am located in Pa.


    Jamie
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    Looking for a particular smoker.

    I am looking for a smoker that has a built in hive tool holder. Thanks in advance. :)

    I saw one once and wasn't quick enough to ask the owner where they got it. I remember there was a slot on...
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    Re: price for assembling frames

    LOL

    I'm reading this thread about air guns and staple guns and plastic foundation and large volumes of frames being assembled in an hours time.

    I do about ten frames in 45 minutes(with a cup of...
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    Re: Winter Behavior - Bees on Inner Cover

    Thanks Bill.

    Lesson learned today, go into hives this time of year with FULL gear. :)

    I no sooner cracked the lid on the hive in question when they where instantley in attack mode. Had my...
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    Re: Winter Behavior - Bees on Inner Cover

    I to am in the same boat as other folks have said. Of my two hives one is doing fine with stores and location of bees, the other one has the bees bubbling up through the inner cover. I have been...
  12. Thread: Golden Rod

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    Re: Golden Rod

    The bees are working the Japanese knotweed heavy in my area. Golden rod is starting to ramp up also. They are also bringing in loads of pollen from the English ivy located near by.
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    Re: Question on cut comb

    Thanks for the idea honeydew. The state inspector was here today and confirmed what I have going on. I removed both frames and moved two, almost full, frames down from the top super. I then...
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    Re: Question on cut comb

    We'll both shallow frames are full of what I would assume are drone broad. Should I remove these frames and replace with empty frames? The remaining frames in the super are just about capped.
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    Re: Question on cut comb

    I used a small piece of starter strip at the top. The hive is a second year hive of Italians. I had an excluder on but they did not seem to do anything with the super on drawn foundation. I...
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    Re: Question on cut comb

    Update: Just looked in this afternoon, there are about 15 drone brood on each frame. :( I use no excluder and the queen seemed to ignore the other frames. She appeared to lay a few eggs on my...
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    Question on cut comb

    I started two frames for cut comb this year and noticed that the cells where on the large size, is this normal for cut comb?
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    Re: Split question

    Ok, so leave the parent/donner hive in place. Make the split, then heavily feed the new hive with sugar water/HBH along with a Mega bee pattie. Then equalize later if the new hive is having...
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    Split question

    Second year beek, looking to split only hive.

    My Carnolian queen will be here tomorrow. The hive I wish to spilt is a double deep with Italian bees in both deep boxes. The bottom deep has three...
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    Super question.

    I left a partially filled super on my double deep hive at he start of winter. I put a Megabee patty on the hive today and noticed that the super left on was all granulated. I removed the super and...
  21. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    My important lesson from last year, more smoke is not better. A little smoke goes a long way and lots of smoke just makes them madder.
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    Re: Pollen at this time of the year???????

    Mine are also bringing in a orange colored pollen. Anybody have an idea on it's source?
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    Re: Pollen at this time of the year???????

    Dandelions, beeslave?
    My neck of the woods, we got a long way to go before we see any. :p
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    Re: Pollen at this time of the year???????

    Mine are in the "Clean house mode"

    Every couple of days I'll see that the girls dumped a few brood and dead bees on the front landing of the hive.

    Down here in Johnstown there saying possible...
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    Pollen at this time of the year???????

    Noticed the girls are still bringing pollen in. Little buggers sure are troopers. :)

    Anybody else still getting pollen? We have had quiet a few hard frosts within the last few weeks. Can't...
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