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  1. Re: Never, Never, Never and Never again wear.....

    Last year had a girl see me at the chicken coop from the entrance of her hive (about 15 feet away) and made a beeline to my upper lip. I saw her coming and was able to brush her off before too much...
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    I have other plans for these bees...

    It has been done! Thanks for the comments.
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    Triple deep, here I come!
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    The end frames on either side are honey and pollen stores. Seems like I should leave those so they can feed the babies.
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    In order to add the empty frames, I'll have to remove some. They have brood in 7 frames in the top box. What do I do with the frames I remove? There are TONS and TONS of bees in this hive. When I...
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    Would I only open up the top brood box? What to do with the frames I remove? Put them in a new super or just remove them entirely?
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    Great!

    How open should I make the brood nest? It is currently in two deeps and very full - 6-7 frames of brood in each deep - loads of brood. Plan is to add another deep and bring a few frames...
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    This is the good part of having bees that are booming - running out of hardware! Time to get into the shop and start making some!
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    Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    Is there a way to provide space in the brood nest without using drawn combs? I'm out of drawn combs.
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    Re: Simulated Swarm Question

    Those are the two choices I am mulling over now. Since flow is coming early this year, I am probably going to recombine so we have a strong colony to gather.
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    Re: Simulated Swarm Question

    Yes, I was ahead of the swarm. Took the queen to the new location. Spotted her - for sure. She is happy and laying in the new location.

    There are no eggs in the old hive now. If they don't have...
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    Simulated Swarm Question

    Help! I split a hive last weekend. Decided to split after seeing about 10 swarm cells - all empty. Took the queen, some nurse bees, a couple frames of honey/ pollen. Left 5 frames of eggs, larvae,...
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    Re: Split Question

    Will they be OK in the colder temps in a single deep?
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    Re: Split Question

    There are drones in my apiary. All hives have them. They have been there for over a month. Weird, warm weather!

    Hopefully some of the lovely dark drones from my best hives will be around when her...
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    Re: How early do/can you split?

    I'm in SW CO and decided to perform a swarm control split about a week ago. Found about 5 swarm cells with eggs in them in one hive. I was able to split into two deeps and have plenty of brood,...
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    Re: Bees in Moab, UT doing well

    Nice.
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    Split Question

    So in my last inspection of one hive, I noticed several uncapped queen swarm cells with eggs in them. Bees were overflowing from this double deep in the middle of the day with foragers out, so I...
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    Re: Bees Are Very Active

    Sticky Bear, I don't see you on the sign-up sheet (assuming your name is Jack Moore). You should come check it out. I am the person in charge of the registration and look forward to meeting you at...
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    Bees Are Very Active

    We've had a mild winter, with highs in the 60's and lows in the high 20's and very little snow. The bees have been very active - bringing in loads of pale yellow and now orange pollen. They have...
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    I wouldn't put the extra box on them either. It is easier for them to keep a small space warm. Good luck!
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    Club Insurance

    Our beek club is considering mentoring people on beekeeping which would place non-beeks in situations where they would be exposed to live bees. Is the club at risk in the case of accidents (stings,...
  22. Michael Bush is Coming to Durango, CO for a One Day Seminar!!

    The 4 Corners Beekeepers Association is hosting Michael Bush for a one day seminar.

    Check out our website for more information. The cost is low - enough to cover expenses. ...
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    Re: Diagnosing. What is in these pictures?

    Looks like frass on the bottom of the cells in photo 3.
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    Re: Little Worried - Need some opinions.

    If you really want to try to save this weak hive, I would move the remaining bees to a nuc box and take a frame of brood with nurse bees from a strong hive and add that to the weak hive, along with...
  25. Re: How to Raise Queen Bees - Hands-on Classes and/ or Good Reference Books

    Thanks, guys.
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