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  1. Re: Queen is laying but bees arent raising

    there may be enough left to cover both sides of one frame.....there are not many bees leaving the hive....
  2. Queen is laying but bees arent raising

    I eneded up with a small hive and no queen earlier this year....A few weeks ago I replaced the queen. They accepted her and
    I figured I was good to go. I have checked her the last 2 weekends and she...
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    hives per acre

    What is a good "guess" on how many hives i should place per acre? I have an area of 2500 acres that may be
    avalible to place hives on and wondered how many hives I should be thinking about. its...
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    Re: online packaged bees

    gmcharlie - you dont do any deliveries? were are you located? do you have a website?
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    online packaged bees

    I am looking to find someone that will still have online orders availible for 3lb packaged bees....If anyone knows of
    a place still having some please let me know.....Thanks
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    Re: please help....lost queen?

    Unfortunately I don't have any other hives right now.
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    please help....lost queen?

    I have been checking my hives regularly because when I starting checking them at the beginning of april I noticed
    my marked queen was no were to be seen. I have checked the hive each week through...
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    Re: Cant Find Queen or Eggs

    I would say that I have bees covering both sides of 3 frames. They are taking sugar water and are pretty active. Last week when I opened the hive it seemed pretty calm using some smoke. Last night I...
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    Cant Find Queen or Eggs

    Hello All, I am in Springfield Illinois. I had two hives last year, lost one completely over the winter and now I have been watching the second one
    and cant find the queen and there are no eggs yet....
  10. is it neccesary to recoat plastic frames?

    I use plastic foundations in my frames.... I have some foundations to use that I am hopeing get drawn out this year
    but I am wondering do I have to recoat them with fresh wax? They have been out in...
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    adding the super

    I have two new hives that were pretty well established by the end of fall last year. I had placed supers on them late in the year but it didnt amount to
    much being to late. So I took them back off...
  12. eggs in my cut comb honey supers.....

    I noticed yesterday that the queen has laid eggs in some of my cut comb honey supers....what do I do now?
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    Re: Do I add another deep or a honey super?

    it did make it through the winter but did very poorly this spring....very liitle random brood....had it open one day and watched a
    working laying the eggs....elimenated her and requeened the hive...
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    Do I add another deep or a honey super?

    I have a new hive that is ready to expand ( I have 10 frame Lang brood box right now)..... I need to add another..... Do I add another brood box
    or do I add the honey super? Last year I was in this...
  15. Will bees raise brood in comb that was previously filled with honey?

    I have a hive that had a deep box last summer that was filled with brood....so I added a second deep, which I thought they whould start
    filling with brood, but instead they filled the whole deep box...
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    Re: recoating wax on plastic foundations

    Can I just buy some of the beeswax from the Grocery store?
    I don't have very many frames to do. I don't have any
    Body that I know that does any bee keeping to get wax from.
  17. Thread: Alfalfa

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    Alfalfa

    Is alphalpha good to put the hives over.....does it produce good tasting honey?
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    recoating wax on plastic foundations

    I have had some plastic foundations that I bought at the begining of last year and have not been used yet. They were coated with wax when I bought them but I have heard that the bees will draw it out...
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    Replacing a queen

    I started a new hive last spring and it did real good all summer but I think my good queen must have swarmed and took a good portion
    of the bees. now I seem to have a queen but she doesnt seem to do...
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    Identifing my Queen

    I Have a queen that is laying very few eggs and I feel I need to requeen. The problem Im having is, being a new beekeeper, I am looking and looking and cant identify the queen. Can anyone help me...
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    Re: Combining Hives?

    well....I did the newspaper method, but after looking for 20 minutes for the queen of the small hive, I could not find her. I am new to this so I just could not find her! So I went ahead and use the...
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    Combining Hives?

    I have a hive that I started in May that is doing good....I also have a hive that I put a small swarm in that doesnt seem to be doing very good. This swarm I caught was small, maybe a pound, there is...
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    what is going on with this comb?

    Pictures 1 & 2...
    I checked my bees yesterday and found some strange comb being built. All the frames are nice comb until they get to the second comb frome each side. What is this comb? Should I do...
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    Re: Queen Cell Picture??

    I did attempt to look in the cell but there was alway a worker up in the cell.... I didnt know if they were feeding the larva or still building the cell.
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    Queen Cell Picture??

    I opened my hive for an inspection yesterday and found what I am quessing is a queen cell. Can someone confirm? This is a new hive I started in April with packaged bees.
    Should I be worried about...
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