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    Re: Wintering Singles

    good news for me too, as I was going to to this out of necessity anyway. at what point would the queen usually want more space to lay in than will be available in the single deep? I know, you say...
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    Re: Can a sting cause a low grade fever?

    I do get low grade fevers after stings--usually a little over 100 degrees, usually the day after the sting, and sometimes dont feel great generally. It goes away in 12-24 hr. Fevers are caused by...
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    Re: Trying to convert from deeps to mediums

    well, my actual question was really whether bees would move honey up to the top of the stack if i put it under the brood box. my title was not clear on that. The ultimate goal was to get rid of the...
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    Re: Trying to convert from deeps to mediums

    Definitely NOT interested in using a deep as a honey super, just trying to get the brood down into the mediums so I can take the deep off the top. I thought if I moved the brood box up, they might...
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    Re: Trying to convert from deeps to mediums

    I forgot to mention that I have three other hives, all two deeps (for brood and whatever storage they want) and various numbers of shallows (for honey). This medium experiment is just for me to see...
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    Trying to convert from deeps to mediums

    I have one colony that I started in a deep because the nuc I got was in deep frames. I want to try to get this colony into mediums. so I put a medium over the deep and fed (started a little late...
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    Re: Purple Flower?

    it's caryopteris. bees love it.
  8. Thread: Queen intro

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    Re: Queen intro

    Thanks. just suited up and pulled two frames, one with almost all capped brood, and one with a mix of larvae (not too young) and capped brood. traded frames (with bees) between hives, so I hope I...
  9. Thread: Queen intro

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    Queen intro

    I am sure this question has been asked before but I couldn't find a good answer by searching the archives. I have a colony that has not had a queen for a month. I examined closely for eggs or...
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    Re: "Idling" a queenless hive?

    Ha, I could, if I wanted to pull all the supers off and go digging. I was just hoping to carry over the queenless one for a week or so. don't know exactly how long they have been queenless, so just...
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    "Idling" a queenless hive?

    I have two relatively new colonies, one of which seems to have gone queenless, as there is no brood, and no queen I could find. the other colony is doing great and clearly has a queen. Can I put...
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    Re: where do bees go when supers come off?

    Update: Wow, were you guys right! they have refilled the super and a half I harvested. not ready to harvest again so I gave them another super to work on. Thanks for the great advice.
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    Re: Moving bees when it's very hot out

    thanks all. sounds like it won't be too much of a problem.
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    Re: Moving bees when it's very hot out

    I'll try it. What could happen? (-:
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    Re: Moving bees when it's very hot out

    OK thanks. they are on SBB, and I'm only moving a few miles. somehow I don't see them reacting to being scooped up from outside without chaos, but I'll give it a whirl. planning on a v early...
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    Moving bees when it's very hot out

    I need to move a hive off my property to a new location soon. It has been really hot out, and the bees seem to never go inside the hive at night. How do I block off the entrance when loads of bees...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Bee Suit Sizing

    When I emailed them, they got right back to me, but that was last year. I find my suit legs to be shorter than I would like them to be, while the rest of the suit fits fine. I have heard that they...
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    Re: where do bees go when supers come off?

    good info, thanks. I think my queens started out as some sort of Carnie x mutt. I expect they might still be, based on worker color.
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    Re: where do bees go when supers come off?

    jmgi I am sure I can. if there's nothing out there for them to forage on, will they just slow down the brood production? I am trying to make sure I have a vigorous hive to combat SHB but not slap...
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    Re: where do bees go when supers come off?

    Thanks very much for the advice.
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    Re: where do bees go when supers come off?

    I have double deep brood boxes. sorry, I meant split, not nucs (2nd year beek, still fumbling with the vocabulary). if I got a split going on both cylinders, is it too late to sell one off, so I...
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    where do bees go when supers come off?

    this is the first time I have had a colony that really went to town making honey, and now I have 4 supers full on the hive. they are FULL of bees. when I take the supers (3, will leave one for...
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