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    Re: Queen cell decision- make a nuke?

    The bees want their own eggs because they are
    very particular. I should say this type of bees are a bit choosy.
    Maybe that is why they are able to maintain their black color. Picky little
    black...
  2. Thread: Goldnerod?

    by beepro
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    Re: Goldnerod?

    Yes, those are definitely the "showy" goldenrods.
    There are many species of GR identified spreading from CA to FL and all the way up to
    Canada. Some are the single stalk while others are multiple...
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    Re: when is the best time to start ??????

    When I started building my bee equipment, I simply use a copy cat process.
    Since I already bought all of my hives and frames I just took everything apart and
    start measuring and building then in...
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    Re: Help! Did I actually blow out my Queen?

    Not sure which hive that the bees lead the queen into.
    Or whether or not that particular hive you moved closer to the cluster
    of bees is queen right or queen less. If it is a queen right hive then...
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    Re: Watched a queen orient yesterday.

    You're a really good photographer.
    Which camera are you using to take these pics?
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    Re: Where are my varroa mites?

    If you insist that your bees don't have the mites or that you cannot
    see them, maybe they are the mite resistant hygienic bees. So in another 21 days or on
    the next brood cycle that they hatched,...
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    Re: Considering drinking the Kool-aid

    Welcome back, Solo!

    Where have you been all summer long?
    How's the bees doing?
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    Re: when is the best time to start ??????

    Being new, it is better to get a new hive, frames and all.
    Using the old hive there is a chance of the foulbroods. Mite is not an issue because they
    cannot survive for long outside of the bee...
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    Re: Single Queen Cell

    I have a home-made stationary OAV gadget under the hive.
    At anytime when the broods hatched in a 21 day cycle, I will
    treat them without any ill effect other than lots of dead mites.
    So I can...
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    Re: Help! Did I actually blow out my Queen?

    The bees will choose which queen to keep if there are 2 in a hive.
    Yes, it is better for you to scoop the bees back into the chaotic hive.
    Maybe the queen is inside the cluster with them.
    It is a...
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    Re: Single Queen Cell

    Thanks, jwinger. Being modest, I am not an expert yet. This is my 4th
    year into beekeeping. I will be a forever bee student to learn about
    beekeeping. It just so happen that I like to do my...
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    Re: Is now too late in the season to requeen?

    Welcome to Bee Source, Delia!

    Yes, definitely requeen them all.
    You don't want a hive full of LWs later on.
    If you are in a dearth then the new queens may shut down for awhile.
    So you have to...
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    Re: Pollinator Sanctuary

    Let's be a bit realistic here. The foragers know that their day light hour is
    valuable. They will maximize their foraging in the minimal time and distance when possible.
    If you have a 40 acre...
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    Re: Pollinator Sanctuary

    I have read that the bees will forage in a 3 mi. radius.
    So it is limited to their foraging range. Given enough land I would
    plant more trees and scatter the bee hives through out the fruit farm.
  15. Re: Pattern between farming and success of bees?

    This isn't true!
    If no rain for the 5th year in a drought situation then the farmers are
    forced to pump the ground water for their irrigation need. The
    result is a sinking ground almost 12" per...
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    Re: Mated queen piping

    When I took my mated queen out of her hive to mark her she started piping.
    So I think it is a stress call either to say that she is fearful of the unknown or
    to let us know hurry up to put her...
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    Re: when is the best time to start ??????

    The best time to start is in the Spring time but you have to pay more for the bees.
    Then starting in the Fall will be harder because you have to know how to overwinter them.
    Though the Fall bees...
  18. Re: Correcting a Honey Bound Brood Box, Langstroth Hive

    HC, in a normal hive without an excluder they will put the honey on top.
    Now that the excluder is off the hive should be back to normal again. What
    is important now is for the hive to expand in...
  19. Re: Can hone harvest be delayed until winter or even spring?

    Yes, you can at any time.
    Just make sure to leave some so that they can overwinter.
    If you feel much better I would recommend you to take all
    the honey and feed them sugar syrup. But in this case...
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    Re: Surplus population after pulling supers.

    If you have a mated queen then put her in along with all the extra bees you can collect.
    It will be a nice nuc going into the winter. Don't waste good bee resource!
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    Re: Homeless queen - Pinch or Nuc box?

    What bees would not sting you when disturbed them. Some more so than the other.
    The carnis queens will slow down to no laying in the summer time especially in a dearth.
    Since the flow is still...
  22. Re: bee genes? How much comes from the drone and how much from the queen?

    Yes, it is possible maybe 1-2% mixed in from the drones. This will turn a carnis drone into a
    brownish yellow mutt drone. He is half Cordovan/half carnis. It all depends on the
    genetic make up...
  23. Thread: injured queen

    by beepro
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    Re: injured queen

    I have a newly mated queen in the same situation as yours. Her right leg got injured and
    is too stiff to move. Her laying pattern is not so good either. As time progress her leg will dry up even...
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    Re: Do bee work moonseed?

    Do you have some pics for us to see?
    Do you see any honey bee on the flowers?
    How is this plant propagated by seeds or the vines?
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    Re: New queen, almost made the same mistake!

    There are many factors at play here. It all depend on the
    number of older bees and the newly hatched young bees. There are
    many tricks of the trade that I've discovered while doing my little...
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