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    Re: Will they re-open brood comb?

    Okay try this.
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    Re: Will they re-open brood comb?

    Okay try this
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    Re: Will they re-open brood comb?

    What ever the reason, this will encourage her to go upstairs... Replace bottom frame w/ honey... w/ frame 1 facing (north) left from back of hive move full brood frame into frame 4 postion of second...
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    Re: Queen size?

    Your a good man and Beekeeper Greg , I hope it was a valuable lesson.
  5. Re: Nuc's taking LOTS of syrup. How much is too much and other questions about feedin

    In regards to honey flow, the most important thing to remember before even approaching a hive is; ask yourself, " What has the weather been doing? Research nectar if not fully understood.
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    Re: My swarm has laying workers!

    Sonofagun! Thats most contradicting! Now I'll never get any sleep. Back to beemasters101.
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    Re: My swarm has laying workers!

    Great job mark! If the queen is still alive i assure you all laying workers have been destroyed.
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    Re: Queen given to laying workers

    Okay mountainbee, many will disagree with my method, but its best by the level of laying workers in which you described. Scatter brood and bees among several other colonies, perhaps 1 or 2 frames in...
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    Re: Queen size?

    @goldprospector: queens will appear smaller if A) getting ready to swarm with her daughters- fasting in a sense; to be fit for flight. B) Overies not fully delveloped awaiting fertilization.
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    Re: pollen?

    My oldest queens are on their 3rd summer
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    Re: pollen?

    Pollen substitute ( patties) can never hurt.
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    Re: poor performers

    Great replys from everyone! I have never had moth larvae skirming on any sticky boards since first practicing in this... or any other greater/ lesser wax moth specimen.
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    Re: poor performers

    Good fortune and natural beekeeping to you sir.
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    Re: poor performers

    @Sully1882: The solution acts as a magnet to hornets, wasps, flies, and wax moths (I only wish it worked for the hive beetle), all those little pesky flybyers looking for a freebee! The vinegar as...
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    Re: Hive Inspection Video

    remove all bridge comb please with hive tool, this is also good practice to minimize hiding places for hive beetles... they love that bridge comb due to the low bee traffic.
  16. Re: Nuc's taking LOTS of syrup. How much is too much and other questions about feedin

    Remove all feeders , yes.
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    Re: poor performers

    @ poor performing, replacing your Queen should always be LAST alternative... there are to many cascading possiblities, please call, or ask a local bee keeper to come visit your hive(s).
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    Re: poor performers

    To Peter, if you have a problem with wax moths I have a fantastic solution... grab an empty container any size, or shape, and fill w/ 1 to 1 sugar water about a way up. Then Add a cup of vinegar...
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    Re: Drone congregation areas

    I hope this answers your question... Drones are very territorial, and will "bump", chase off other animals.
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    Re: chat room isn't opening tonight

    Is it working?
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    Re: Question About Using Old Comb/Honey

    In reference to using 2011 combs: by now you've probably already figured out the results with good old fasion, trial and error- mold (in your pic) is no match against the bees tongue's, and brain...
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