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  1. Re: Need expert eyes... Do I requeen or have they taken care of it?

    That brood pictured was what I thought was all drone, but then I had second thoughts and rescued it back once I saw the QC. May 19th was when I wreaked havoc and disposed of the queen cells I had...
  2. Re: Need expert eyes... Do I requeen or have they taken care of it?

    Haha postfeminist- typo there."post this from" my phone lol!
  3. Need expert eyes... Do I requeen or have they taken care of it?

    I keep mostly langstroth and decided to give a top bar a try again this year. The package I installed really took off. I tried to keep up and didn't have enough bars. (The hive design is very crappy...
  4. Re: Lots of old frames to give to new packages

    Thanks so much for the great advice, Enj! I totally understand- I'm going to let these girls tidy up their new homes then!
  5. Lots of old frames to give to new packages

    Hello all,

    I always turn to Bee Source for advice because I'm always second-guessing myself and the wisdom here is so wonderful.

    Today I'm starting over - had lost a few hives over winter, and...
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    Re: Searching for SHB remedies

    I have been using nematodes in the soil along with the oil trays. I have a few beetle blaster traps in a hive that I saw an abnormal number of beetles in as well. The nematodes were working extremely...
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    Same here, Dave. Usually if I spot her, she is on the run in a zig-zag pattern trying to get away from my sight. Today I actually focused quite hard to see if it was my imagination that I never see a...
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    Re: SHB's aka Small Hive Beetles

    This year I'm trying predator nematodes. I applied 4 weeks ago, and saw very few yesterday when I was out in the hives. I'm reapplying next Saturday, at the 5 week mark. They attack & take over...
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    Re: ? About Installing Packages

    I have a pretty tight bee yard, they've always been fine. The bees know which hive is theirs once they've oriented. You've probably been warned of "drifting" which is when bees return to the apiary...
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    Re: No brood except a little drone brood

    I'm going to shake them, do I destroy/freeze the drone brood, or give to my other hive?
    My gut thinks they will not really be a benefit to another hive...
    Also, thanks a lot everyone for the words...
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    Re: No brood except a little drone brood

    Do the shaken and confused bees generally get accepted by the other hives, or will I be mass-murdering?
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    Re: No brood except a little drone brood

    Thanks for the insight. I had an inkling that they may be laying workers, but didn't know exactly what to look for; I had just read that it was spotty drone brood.
    Is it wise to hold off 2 weeks...
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    No brood except a little drone brood

    Hi all,

    It's my annual springtime "Oh Crap I Need Help" post.

    Last I checked, this hive was light but doing pretty well. I reversed the boxes, gave pollen patty, extra room so as they wouldn't...
  14. Re: What to feed during Winter when the hive has no honey?

    I attempted candy boards, but don't have time for them to dry & harden weather-wise. If I put the damp sugar patties on newspaper, will that be an ok work-around so the moisture level will be kept...
  15. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    I just saw a post.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302347-Sugar-lump-robbing-stopper

    Sugar pile is what I'm going to try; not that far away, probably more like 200 ft. I have a...
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    Re: Exposed bee faces: brood

    Woah, let's not get hasty now…
    They have good honey stores in that (topmost) medium. The hive is 3 mediums, I pulled the supers. That frame was from the top box, which has very little brood in it...
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    Re: Exposed bee faces: brood

    Thank you
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    Re: Exposed bee faces: brood

    OMG! If this is EFB, is the honey I just harvested contaminated?
    I ate a lot of it yesterday, and am not sick…YET.
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    Re: Exposed bee faces: brood

    No cold snap as of yet.
    There weren't an abundance of bees on the frame, as the cells weren't packed with brood, but a decent amount.
    I thought they appeared to be trying to get out, but these are...
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    Exposed bee faces: brood

    Noticed some exposed brood.
    Is this from mites or beetle larva?

    Thanks for any input.

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k32/jamiedam_de/f21f9070-4a89-4716-88e0-f43ae7b2f2e8.jpg
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    Re: First season in N.E. KY

    Welcome from Louisville!
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    Re: Ants having a field day

    Thanks everyone.

    It appears that they are just there and around the hive in general. Funny thing, I have a boardman feeder inside in the back of the hive (it's a 2 week old package) and there are...
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    Ants having a field day

    I am not normally concerned with ants anymore, but I checked in on my TBH yesterday and found an extremely large number, right above the first spacer, at the front of the hive.
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  24. Re: Please HELP! I just destroyed my 1 week old hive with trying to fix cross comb

    That is awesome. Thanks for pics JakeDatc.

    Glad your fix worked Dr Bee!
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    Re: Three Years In A Row

    Very cool Hambone! Hope they're freebies, and not your bees!!
    Thanks for the pictures. I've been wondering about the rubber band fix, it makes total sense now.
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