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    Re: Queen excluder

    yes, right, because, queen will go around and eliminate queens when they do emerge, that is the norm for queens only one queen/hive unless you have an excluder on separate from where your queen is,...
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    Re: Whats going on

    First thing that came to mind, sounds like they are doing what is called bearding, when it gets hot inside the hive they are on the outside doing the bee march, so what have your temperatures been...
  3. Re: Ants...large mature hive vs. young hive...how well does each survive an attack?

    CINNAMON...that is your answer to get rid of them. This year had tons of black ants on the inside cover of one hive with huge eggs sitting on top, this happened numerous times, the other hives had...
  4. Re: What's an easy way to make 2:1 syrup for 30 hives?

    there are people out there selling burning barrels that are 50 gal. drums. also have a guy that sells plastic barrels for whatever. good luck
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    Re: How can I over winter a spare queen?

    here is my two cents, is it possible to have two queens in the same hive separated by an excluder to keep the queens apart but yet have enough bees to have them survive the winter
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    Re: Please do not laugh, quite humorous

    well, to give you an update on the mean and nasty hive, what a difference it makes to have a queen in the hive to calm things down. Though when i did open it up to see how things were going, i did...
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    Re: Please do not laugh, quite humorous

    Hey Dave, got the same problem with hbs getting in that neck area where the zippers meet, i close that area off with a cotton ball. do not want to have a heat stroke, gets hot enough with just the...
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    Re: Please do not laugh, quite humorous

    already wear the Master beekeeper suit from Brushy Mountain, nothing master about it, but you have a point well taken
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    Please do not laugh, quite humorous

    I am thinking about buying a scuba diving suit to wear under my head to toe bee outfit.
    First it started out that they found out that they could get me at the ankles so in order to prevent that i...
  10. feral honeybees versus non feral honeybees

    it has been my experience that feral hbs are much more calmer than non, when the gentleman called me up to remove a swarm from his backyard, they were the calmest hbs i have ever seen, he said that...
  11. Re: First inspection ever - could not locate queen

    forgive me but were there any eggs, if you have queen cells the little darlings are doing what they do best, they are making themselves a new queen, give it time before you buy, maybe someone else...
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    Re: When will they cap the honey???

    my first concern is always the little darlings, will there be enough for them to carry them thru the winter? don't want to be caught short if it is a long cold one. then you can start from square...
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    Re: Newbie got my first sting today

    you mean to say, you weren't allergic this time. don't ever take for granted once stung and there is no reaction that it will be like that always. people that do not wear their suit, that scares me...
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    Re: Extra Defensive Bees

    boy do i hear you, having the same experience, the girls hanging out on the hive very calm but try going on the inside and they are all over you like flies on you know what. they are mean and nasty,...
  15. Re: Four days and the queen has not been released...

    Hi, just had the same thing this week, one hive released her the other didn't so I helped them out I released her, as a newbee, I say go on in and do the same what harm will it do after 4 days, then...
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    Re: is it possible to split a hive

    thanks for your quick response, will be doing just that tomorrow, don't have to worry about where the queen is, will have a 50/50 chance because she will be close by :)
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    is it possible to split a hive

    and keep it next to each other? the hive i have i would like to split because there is just so many in that hive, it looks crowded. and i have heard that you are suppose to take the new hive 3...
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    when jaring honey...

    how do you keep the air bubbles out of the honey and would it hurt to have air bubbles in the honey? couldn't lift the honey super back on the hive so i decided to take a few frames, it was all...
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    Re: How much time do I have

    as far as this newbie knows and take it for what it is worth, a laying worker will miss the mark and lay eggs on the side of cell, so if the egg is on the bottom I would say you are in good shape....
  20. Re: How to figure out a queenless hive the easy way

    if the girls seem more agitated than ever, also when you open up a hive and alot of buzzing going on, louder than usual, then you have a queenless hive has been my experience, whether it is true or...
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    Re: Pinching the Queen

    Pinching does mean "killing" or you could let mother nature take its course if the workers think they have a dud for a queen and let them supercede her, you be the judge of your own hive
  22. Re: How do you decide whether to add a super or a brood box?

    ah could we possibly dwell on the sentence of "bees won't draw foundation above an excluder" is this true? thanks
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    Re: inspecting the hive (with pics)

    hi, everything looks good, you mentioned that they have larvae to the right, to me not a big deal, they are thriving and laying, i even found your queen for you, it is that brown one right in the...
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    Re: Getting Stung...

    i inherited my hive from my father, here is what happened to him, in past years he got stung just like everyone else who plays with bees but two summers ago, he was doing a check, they were flying...
  25. Re: Ok what cardinal rule did I break this time...

    want to thank everyone who responded, if these are standard boxes, bought from a reputable bee supplier, they are a half inch to big, because there is alot of play from one side of the frame box to...
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