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    Removing Queen Cells from PLASTIC foundation

    Has anyone had success removing ripped Queen Cells from Plastic Foundation? I just inspected one of my new nucs and discovered a frame with 8 queen cells. This nuc was made from a frame of freshly...
  2. Thread: Rossman

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    Thanks Rossman and the United States Postal...

    Thanks Rossman and the United States Postal Service,

    I received the phone call from the post office on Friday around 5:15, this is after they closed, and took deliverer on two Packages of bees. ...
  3. Thread: Mold in feeder

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    Try increasing the amount of sugar in the mixture.

    Try increasing the amount of sugar in the mixture.
  4. Thread: Orchard Mason Bees

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    solitaryb: "@Tim - if Bee aware is talking...

    solitaryb:

    "@Tim - if Bee aware is talking 'after the bloom' I would imagine it's after the flying phase so the adults are gone and all the life is contained inside nest cells."

    1.) On a very...
  5. Thread: Orchard Mason Bees

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    Thanks for the info and now for another question....

    Thanks for the info and now for another question.

    Do you move them at night (when most of the bees will be in the tubes) or during the day and take the risk of losing some bees?
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    Pollination Information needed

    If I remember correctly, the mason bee will travel about 300 ft. from their nest.
    With that fact in mind, what happens to the bees in the center of a massive orchard where their nest is 1000's of...
  7. Thread: Nuc In Trouble

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    I agree with Ross, place a frame of eggs/very...

    I agree with Ross, place a frame of eggs/very young brood in the nuc. Inspect the nuc in acouple days, empty cup cells is'nt that uncommon.
    If this is a bought nuc contact the supplier and see if...
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    combining swarms

    Combining the swarm and the queenless hive is your best approach. My first thoughts were to advise you to just remove the screen that separates the two brood chambers but, maybe it would be better...
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    combining swarms

    combining the swarm and the queenless hive is your best approach. My first thoughts were to advise you to just remove the screen that separates the two brood chambers but, maybe it would be better...
  10. Thread: fermented honey

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    fermented honey

    I just located two five gallon buckets of honey from this years extraction. It was never filtered so there are bees and bee parts in there but to make matters worst it has fermented. Can anyone...
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    I live in New Jersey and I don't place the tubes...

    I live in New Jersey and I don't place the tubes into storage until September.
    I read somewhere, that if you disrupt the tubes the eggs have a chance to fall of the pollen bread.

    I also have...
  12. Thread: Really Black Bees

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    It looks like a Mason Bee.

    It looks like a Mason Bee.
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    brood bxs

    Thanks for the reply,

    I was thinking of using this arrangement;

    a single brood box, queen excluder and then medium supers and the major goal is for honey production.
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    Brood boxes - how many?

    What are the pros and cons of managing a hive and producing honey with only one brood chamber?

    I can see the obvious using two boxes you would have more field bees to collect nectar.

    On the...
  15. Thread: lost queens

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    Skulcave: In regards to your concern about...

    Skulcave:

    In regards to your concern about losing queens. I,too,am a new comer to beekeeping and was in that predicament. It turned out that I was over inspecting my hives. Even tho I was very...
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