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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...
  7. 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...
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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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  17. 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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    Re: Ok, lets not do that again.....

    Ooooh- I like the masking tape idea! Wish I had that knowledge yesterday…and today.
    I can't even imagine the work that went into the transfer working with the wired foundation.
    Good luck!
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    Re: Strange design, have to back-step

    Thanks, I just peeked in- the first one fell (not pictured) :pinch:
    Cut it down a bit & gave back. I feel really bad now because the queen is really doing a heck of a job laying. Also, I put the...
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    Re: Strange design, have to back-step

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k32/jamiedam_de/de1b0202-a8e1-41f3-8098-09806afc5c04.jpg

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k32/jamiedam_de/6436cb0e-43cc-4bb7-9f72-1ff85dd9d346.jpg
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    Re: Strange design, have to back-step

    Thanks for all the replies, and your example Delta Bay.
    My issue with keeping what they built on the frames & guides was the management in the future, turning them around. If I mixed up the new,...
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    Re: Nuc development inquiry

    Hey ERIC!!! They've gone through the capped brood just about. Got a handful left. She was a mated queen purchased from Kelley's, but none of her brood is capped yet.
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    Re: Strange design, have to back-step

    Thanks Toadman. I am just trying to get them off to a good, straight start. This seems like it will never be correct, as they were building in 3 different areas, and flipping around to give the...
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    Strange design, have to back-step

    Hello there!

    I was able to participate in a top bar hive class / inspection yesterday- and not a moment too soon!

    We installed a package last weekend, and they are very happy in their new home,...
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