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    Still lots of drones

    Hive check Sunday and still lots of drones capped. Not just one hive but all four. It's late for drones isn't it??
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    Re: Bearding in the rain and low temps

    Whups 135061350613506on no image. These minimize it. But lots of bees underneath.
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    Bearding in the rain and low temps

    My girls are bearding quite a bit now and its raining cloudy and low 70s or upper 60s. I am worried they are preparing to swarm. I'm going to do check in the morning to look for queen cells. Here are...
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    Re: Drone brood and season

    I did hive check a week and a half ago and also saw good amounts of capped drone brood. Hopefully you saw capped worker brood or larva in worker brood comb. One of my hives I think was in trouble as...
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    Condensing my hives

    I Have 5 or 6 boxes on my hives right now, and they are in various states of completion. Very few if any are only honey supers. They have brood, capped/uncapped frames of honey. I do not want to go...
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    Frames were not rubbing on the top. I do know the ball bearing was in the unit, at the bottom of the shaft as when I cleaned it, it fell out and I nearly lost it. Ill find some food frade grease,...
  7. Thread: Queen

    by Dan. NY
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    Re: Queen

    I think I have the same question you are asking. Phrased a bit different... Will a hive place a drone egg in a queen cup and attempt to make a queen from that egg? Is that what you are wondering?
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    Bogging down happened with an empty extractor or partially filled. DId not matter. It would make sense the ends dragging int he honey, but that is not the case in this situation. thanks though.
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    My Maxant extractor

    I have the 9 frame electric extractor I think 3100 its called. Anyway, this past weekend I was extracting and had somewhat of an issue with the motor. I push the button to turn it on and it took...
  10. Showering with my girls while removing supers

    I Had a not so lovely shower the other day while doing a hive check. Forcast was 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. I got moving at something like 10:30 and tried to move quick as possible. 3...
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    I suited up yesterday and went out, intending to either shake it out or maybe try and give a frame of eggs and say a prayer. I went through and looked closely and found a frame with two queen cells...
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    Re: drone brood in the third box?

    I did a hive check and found brood in the bottom of a seven stack hive. Not happy to say the least. Drone brood on the same frame as worker brood. Not a laying worker in my case.
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    I did see some field bees returning with pollen. Will they gather pollen for drones? Assume yes.

    I may try the frame of eggs though I don't live near my hives and may not return for 2 weeks....
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    Queen less hive all drone brood

    Title pretty much says it all. A six box stack, I got down to the third. All drone brood. Spotty patterns, lots of honey, patches of drone. So.. What to do this late date. I do have a booming hive...
  15. Re: First report of Africanized Bee's in Finger Lakes Region brought from Florida ?

    In another thread this is recounted something like 2nd or 3rd hand. It seems to be more than just a rumor, but as recounted was only one NUC. I will tell you, I had a local raised queen in my hive...
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    sqkcrk: Thanks for the details. I am quite close (20-30 miles about) to Ithaca. Another person on here is closer than I am. I am not interested in armchair quarter backing. Thanks for the info....
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

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    Can you elaborate on the AHB NUCS? Where they went in NY, how long they were there, issues beek had with them? Thanks for any info.

    Also.. hate to agree with Ace but as has been said...
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    If the bees needed more food, I would give back to them gladly. They dont need it.. Its not going to waste. Its going in my belly.. Slowly but surely. I reconstitute it and set the jar at work for...
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    As an FYI - I never feed. My first year I fed maybe 4 quarts of sugar water and that is it, 3 or 4 years ago this was. I currently have a 5 gallon bucket about 3/4 full of honey that is totally...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    My hive check on 20th showed a pile of honey/nectar. Does not look like a dearth at all. My strongest hive is stacked 7 mediums and one deep!! Just put on the undrawn deep. Worried as heck about...
  21. Measuring varroa based on number found in brood

    My inspections seem to tear up brood from between boxes. At times also burr comb has something in it. When the brood is exposed, I take the time to look for varroa on these. This past weekend I saw...
  22. Thread: My duck dog!

    by Dan. NY
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    Re: My duck dog!

    Sunday my wife shot off a box of target loads in her 20 at some clays. Dog stood next to me and hardly blinked when the gun went off. Nice dogs on this thread!!
  23. Thread: My duck dog!

    by Dan. NY
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    My duck dog!

    She is great!! Had her out fetching in the water. She has the makings to be a great duck dog. Neighbors had fireworks last night and found out she is not gun shy. No flinching or running when the...
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    Re: Weird thing happened...

    1251712518Here is an image of the item. Anyone have a guess what this is? The hole in the bottom is weird for a chess piece.
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    Re: Found a queen!!!

    Wish I had time for the picture. Y I am very very "queen challenged" but honestly all I look for is larva and or capped brood. If I see that.. I usually stop looking. It's really by accident I saw...
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