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    Re: Any Allergic Beekeepers?

    I always get a lot of swelling, especially on the hand. It takes a good 5 days for everything to get back to normal. The itching usually starts on the third day and resolves on the 5th. Once, I...
  2. Re: Adding third super with only foundation. Will they draw it out now or ignore?

    I've got two deeps for the brood and the supers are mediums...so no ability to mix and match, sadly! Good thought, though!
  3. Re: Adding third super with only foundation. Will they draw it out now or ignore?

    Thanks! I don't think there is that much action at the moment. I'll just check on them in a few weeks!
  4. Adding third super with only foundation. Will they draw it out now or ignore?

    I checked on the two hives today. I requeened them both 5/22 & 5/23. One was the remaining bees from a swarm from 4/23 that didn't requeen and the other had no brood/larva/eggs when I went to steal a...
  5. Queenless after swarm and 1 month. Question about where to put queen cage

    Just did the inspection 1 month after swarm and they are queenless. I have two deeps and two honey supers on. The top deep is full of honey on the outsides and nectar in the middle. The lower deep...
  6. Re: Hive just swarmed, when do I check to see if the new queen got mated?

    Thanks Frank! I'll do that tomorrow!
  7. Re: Hive just swarmed, when do I check to see if the new queen got mated?

    Thanks so much for the bee math. Unfortunately, the swarm is located around 40 feet up a tall willow tree. Three beekeepers have turned down the offer to try a capture and I can't blame them. I'll...
  8. Hive just swarmed, when do I check to see if the new queen got mated?

    I thought supering could help, but obviously not! I'm limited to one hive and have already called our local swarm guru to come and box them for someone else! I just need some help to know when I...
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    Re: How to make the most of drawn supers?

    Thanks for all the great information!
  10. Re: Colorado Front Range - February, 2016 - Off to a roaring start

    Thanks for the great reply! You've given me a lot to think about!
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    How to make the most of drawn supers?

    Hi All,
    I'm a second year beekeeper with two hives in Denver. The hives back up to a retaining wall that has a lot of sun & wind protection. I have a question about supering. For the first time, I...
  12. Re: Colorado Front Range - February, 2016 - Off to a roaring start

    Hi All,
    I'm a second year beekeeper with two hives in Denver. The hives back up to a retaining wall that has a lot of sun & wind protection. I have a question about supering and I was hoping a...
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    Re: OAV and screened BB and effect on queens

    I have a SBB and I always have a sticky board inserted. When I use OAV I just slide the vaporizer through the landing board so it sits on top the screen, I stuff the bottom opening with a wet...
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    Re: Robbing? Orientation?

    I don't see any fighting at all. Could be just congestion or a small group orienting!
  15. Re: Best time for Fall OAV 1 time cleanup treatment?

    I was told anytime after Thanksgiving when the temperature is at least 40 degrees. The idea is to get them when they are broodless.
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    Re: They lit me up!

    My hives come pouring out AFTER the OAV treatment when I take off the towel and draw out the wand. That didn't happen last year the end of November for sure! It surprised me. Next time I treat,...
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    Re: Is this bee robbing?

    I have bees fighting off and on on the deck this time of year...they are usually intruders who don't pass the "smell" test! :)
  18. Thread: Mite away

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    Re: Mite away

    This may sound like a lazy "con", but for me it's a 2 person job to get the top deep off in order to place the pads on top the frames of the bottom deep. With OAV, it's a one person job...though it...
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    Re: Beehive Robbing

    It doesn't look like there is any "fighting" going on. It looks like orientation flights to me.
  20. White-ish sand like material on sticky board?

    Is this the bees uncapping honey? It is located in lines between the frames. Just wondering. When I pick it up, and rub between fingers, it doesn't seem like wax to me. Could it just be pollen...
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    Re: Interesting techniques from Austria

    Thanks! That was really interesting!
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    Re: Getting a drink

    Nice!! :-)
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    Re: Burr Comb in Nuc

    Hi Learner,
    I hived my nuc today around 11:00 am (picked them up last night in Boulder). I noticed a lot of burr comb also. I got some of it off to be able to fit in the other 5 frames, but I know...
  24. Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    Welcome to Beesource!
    I enjoyed reading your post and chuckled at the last comment! :D I can't give you any concrete advice being just a year into this myself, but I will tell you that I went with...
  25. Re: New beekeeper! Questions about installing my nucs

    For feeding, you can also get a large jar (like a big pickle jar), poke small holes in the screw on lid around where it will sit over the inner cover hole inverted and feed like that with an empty...
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