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    Re: my honey has turned

    Thanks for your honey liquor recipe. What style redneck juicer did run it through? Did you lose much honey essence after the charcoal, or just the heads/tails offness?
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    Thanks crofter, that was my thinking and what seems to be the most desirable path if the bees cooperate.

    My guiding principle as I learn to be a beekeeper is to do nothing unless there is a...
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    I've seen that advice for when earlier season swarm cells are found, I'm not sure that makes a lot of sense for very late season supersedure. I know my queen of choice is neither of the two queens...
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    I found two cells, they looked like supersedure cells. The cells were on the third frame in, one on each side of the hive.

    Both cells were capped, one was more mature than the other, darker in...
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    Found Queen Cells

    Going through one of my hives yesterday I found a queen cell. It was on the edge of the foundation halfway up. This is the hive that did a supersedure on me in July and the queen in there has been...
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    Re: Two hives or one to start

    I tried to start with one, when I had the chance to buy a second nuc I took it. I'm glad I did. The first one was doing great then they decided to supercede the queen. Without being able to give...
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    Yellow Jacket inside hive

    I have had yellow jackets flying around my hives most of the summer. Just a few, most are near the ground, occasionally I see one trying to get into a hive, but get chased right back out. I put...
  8. Re: Advice needed for combining young Nuc with Queenless Hive

    Did an inspection yesterday, found some capped brood, along with eggs and larvae on the frame where I found the queen last week. I must have missed seeing eggs last week. Looks like I have a healthy...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    There aren't?
  10. Re: Advice needed for combining young Nuc with Queenless Hive

    I checked the hive today. The capped queen cell has been opened, no queen cells on the frame of brood, yet no sign of a queen, no eggs, no larva, but then I found a queen. It's getting late in...
  11. Re: Advice needed for combining young Nuc with Queenless Hive

    I went back and checked my notes, it been just three weeks since I first found the queen cells and made the split which is doing so well. I decided to take a frame of eggs, larvae, capped brood from...
  12. Advice needed for combining young Nuc with Queenless Hive

    About four weeks ago one of my hives had numerous supersedure cells. I created a four frame split with one frame of cells and a frame of stores, plus two frames of foundation. I figured this would...
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    Re: Young Colony with new Queen in Late Summer

    I've been going through the same thing. As a first year beekeeper I found this waiting to be very stressful, especially given the fact that fall is almost here.

    If I had to go through it again, I...
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    Re: Super light honey. Normal?

    Very light has been typical around here also. I have heard of it being attributed to a fantastic black locust year.
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    Top Entrance

    I have a single deep with two medium supers above, the supers are separated from the deep by a queen excluder put in place once the bees started to draw out comb. I have the top super set back for...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

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    Re: Supersedure Cells Found

    Quick update.

    Recap. On July 20 I found a bunch of capped swarm cells in one of my two hives, no sign of eggs. I took one frame with two cells, and another frame of stores. Placed these along...
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    Re: bee sting alergy question

    Have you been stung on your finger before with no reaction?

    I find stings on my fingers swell much worse than anywhere else. Most places I might get a bump that lasts a few hours, but my fingers...
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    Re: Supersedure Cells Found

    After reading for hours on here, and talking with a local beek I have decided to leave everything alone as it is. Let them make their own queen, hopefully successfully, either in the main hive or in...
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    Supersedure Cells Found

    New beekeeper here. My goals for this year are 1) learn about bees and beekeeping 2) getting two hives through the winter. Making honey is way down on the priority list.

    I started with two nucs...
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