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    Re: drone's in October ?

    I am still seeing a lot of drones. I am not sure what to make of it. 1 hive in particular seems to have many more than I would expect to see at this late date. Here in the northeast, it has been a...
  2. Re: transferring honey super from one hive to another for winter

    Yes, it is a good problem to have :) Thanks!
  3. Re: transferring honey super from one hive to another for winter

    thanks, squarepeg. Today is supposed to be the last warm (above 80) day here for a while so I did a pretty thorough examination of all my hives this morning, which is what prompted the question. ...
  4. transferring honey super from one hive to another for winter

    Is there anything wrong with taking excess honey from one hive and giving it to another? I use all medium 8 frame equipment. I have 2 hives that are currently 6 boxes high and packed with honey. I...
  5. Re: One of my hives swarmed today! Questions.

    I am going to wait until end of the week to check my new queens progress. I have another very small hive, a late split that I may ending up combing with this one. I think they have been...
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    Re: Just shook out a hive.

    I'm sorry, I can't provide any insight. But I have a hive that sounds very similar to yours that I am planning to shake out tomorrow and am interested in hearing what others have to say in answer to...
  7. Re: One of my hives swarmed today! Questions.

    Just checked the frame with brood again and there was the queen walking across it. Really relieved. Thanks again for the helpful responses.
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    Re: hopelessly queenless?

    Feeling relieved. Just went in to check the frame with brood for queen cells and there was there was the queen, walking across the frame. I was so excited to see her that I quickly put the frame...
  9. Re: One of my hives swarmed today! Questions.

    Thanks for your reply. Definitely learning patience from all this, among many other things. It was a chilly 49 F overnight last night so just a little concerned I am running out of time to fix...
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    Re: hopelessly queenless?

    Thank you. I will check the frame again this afternoon. I am really hoping they have a queen in there. I don't have enough experience to know how late into Sept/Oct they could possibly make a new...
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    hopelessly queenless?

    Just looking for some advice from more experienced beeks than myself. This is my second year. I posted another thread in swarms, but that may not be the appropriate place for this query.

    I had a...
  12. Re: One of my hives swarmed today! Questions.

    Just to follow up. Thank you Michael. Appreciate your feedback. I did not try to find the virgins. And I ended up not catching the swarm. For a number of reasons, it just did not work out. The...
  13. Re: One of my hives swarmed today! Questions.

    Thanks for your responses! I am just wondering if those queens that I released from their cells will be viable, seeing as I let them out early. I thought I had read that the bees usually swarm when...
  14. One of my hives swarmed today! Questions.

    I was away for most of August and obviously missed the swarm signals that this hive was putting out. So today, around 11 am, they swarmed. I happened to be in the beeyard at the time so I saw where...
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    Re: Bee Math question

    Thanks again, everyone. I did add a frame of eggs/larvae/brood yesterday to the parent hive. And Michael, I had read your site about bee math, but was looking for a drop dead date, so thank you!...
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    Re: Bee Math question

    Thank you all for your responses. I think I will give it another week. At that point I will either combine the parent and swarm colonies or I will purchase a queen for the parent hive. If they are...
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    Bee Math question

    I have a hive that swarmed on June 4th. I captured the swarm, and that hive is doing well. However, as of my inspection yesterday, the parent hive still has no visible eggs, larvae or brood. I did...
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    Re: Queens are piping! Questions.

    I was like a little kid when I heard them this morning. I was jumping up and down and all kinds of excited. I just love honeybees :)
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    Re: Queens are piping! Questions.

    Thank you both very much. I will definitely do it differently next time :) I am still very much in learning mode. So much to learn, which is a big part of what I love about keeping bees. Grateful...
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    Queens are piping! Questions.

    2nd year beek here.

    I had a hive swarm on June 4th. Was able to catch the swarm and re-hive it.

    Now the original hive has queens piping! Very excited to hear this as it's my first time. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Dutchess County, NY 6-4-15 Sunny skies about 74 degrees, no wind. Package bees hived in late March swarmed and I just happened to be out near the hive when it initially took off. Was able to...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    I started beekeeping last April with one package of Italians. Steep learning curve last year, and plenty of mistakes, but, I am happy to say, they made it. Of course it's still cold and spring has...
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    Re: How many hives did you start out with?

    I started out with one package/hive in April this year, even though I was told to start with two. Mostly due to cost. I may have gotten lucky, but aside from a bad mite infestation, which I was...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    laketrout: I used the the same vit/electrolyte you reference because that is what I could get. This is my first batch of the bricks so am hoping they are ok. From looking at the ingredient list of...
  25. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Thanks Frank. I appreciate the feedback.
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