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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    What is now the new school common practice for treatment of EPB?
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    Re: NYC Lives up to it's Reputation

    Looks like a power struggle in the nations big liberal city.:popcorn:
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    Re: What I learned this weekend

    Let us know what you find
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    Re: What I learned this weekend

    If you do have two hives that are queenless they should be making emergency queen cells and will be ok if all goes ok with the queens getting mated.
    The queen was probably up in the supers laying...
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    Re: Queen with spotty brood

    It could be caused by a brood disease like EFB she may be laying but the diseased larva is being carried out by the attending bees.
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    Re: What I learned this weekend

    Are you sure the cells built between the frames were not drone cells? A queen cell is not usually attached to the frame beneath it. And were worker bees gathered around the bees you say were queens?...
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    Re: Robbing from old hive/package install

    Bees have a very good memory when it comes to free food. I open feed in early spring and late fall and I can stop for a few days and there is always bees checking to spot where the feeders sit. Put...
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    Re: When to add a super, new package

    Two 8 frame mediums is an awful small brood area for a growing hive. Better put you a swarm box in a tree near by.
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    Re: Is it worth trying to save?

    Squarepeg to add to what you wrote. Here in my area of Tn. We had a fall pollen dearth in Oct that I think added to smaller then normal clusters comming out of that second winter you are talking...
  10. Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

    Shinbone was there brood or eggs in the hive or was the brood nest backfilled with nectar? If there was brood or cells cleaned ready for queen to lay those cells very well could have been supercedure...
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    Re: Tricking the flow, timing?

    You can try open feeding if you want the bees to act like a flow is on. Sometimes they will take syrup open feeding when they won't take it from a hive feeder in cool weather.
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    Re: Two New Queen Questions

    Do you have another hive that you could get a frame of brood from and put in there? That would help until you get a queen.
  13. Re: How much propolis does your bees make?/ Green drone frames

    Sometimes bees will do excessive propolis if they are being tormented by SHB or mites.
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    Re: swarm control methods

    Do they not start queen cells in the medium with the brood above the excluder with that seperation from the queen?
  15. Re: Have my first Queen Cells - Now what? ***Pictures***

    I would put a laying queen in there if I could get one. Queen cells on drone comb is kinda unusual.
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    If you like research check out Randy Oliver website you can learn a lot about managing beehives and keeping bees alive.
  17. Re: Puzzling hive, possibly queenless? What can I try that I haven't already?

    The problem with moving just eggs is sometimes the bees will remove or eat eggs. At least that is what I have read and I have seen eggs disappear from frames that I moved.
  18. Re: Puzzling hive, possibly queenless? What can I try that I haven't already?

    You very well could have a queen in there that hasn't started laying yet but if your other hives are strong enough to give up a frame of brood you could try putting in another frame with small brood...
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    Re: Is an outyard worth the risk?

    I have hives in a few different locations. one yard is about 60 miles from home where I have four hives and the only problem with that is they do not get checked as often as other hives that are...
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    Re: Best Way To Expand In Year Two?

    The books Queen Rearing Essentials & Increase Essentials [Lawrence Connor] are good ways to spend money and will help you answer a lot of your questions for your future beekeeping experience.
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    Re: Robbers on new Nucs

    No they won't go away until they have destroyed them. But I don't know what you can do. Why do you need top ventilation this time of the year? I would move them if they were mine to some where there...
  22. Re: package bees, lots of drawn comb and capped honey

    Too many options there. They don't need a lot of room to keep warm that early in the spring but you can use any of what you have and make a follower board to reduce the space and move the follower...
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    Re: Pollen Patties Question

    I would think putting pollen patties on in July in SHB country could be disastrous to a colony.
  24. Thread: Swarming???

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    Re: Swarming???

    As has already been said if honey is one of your goals a big strong hive is necessary for that. When that big strong hive swarms there goes the chance to harvest much honey from that hive.
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    I doubt it was a deer. I have hives where deer are thick and never had a problem with them. But had a car last Friday night drive to the back of my hay field and knock over a hive stand with three...
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