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    Re: Bees Fanning at Entrance?

    Interesting ... though it doesn't seem to make much sense air conditioning outside of the hive. :s
    Might they need a larger entrance?

    Or could it be robber scouts (if there is such) fanning to...
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    Bees Fanning at Entrance?

    This is a scenario I see often, yet I am not sure if it's a good one or a bad one...

    I have a TBH. There are several bees positioned backwards on the entrance landing. There heads are pointed in...
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    Re: Too much brood?

    I don't know what is normal, but this is my experience....

    Your situation sounds similar to my lone hive, except I only have comb on the first 14 bars and the other 10 are empty. The top 1/4 of...
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    Re: UNPLANNED harvest (during inspection)

    I keep a TBH and haven't had any problems, though I have only been doing this 3 months. I have seen video online of beekeepers (starting from the back) using [old] bread knives to cut the comb free...
  5. Thread: Bee Longevity

    by taraleny
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    Bee Longevity

    I installed a package of bees on April 8th. The package was mixed bees, but the queen was a Carniolan. I am still seeing a lot of yellow and orange bees flying in/out of the hive. I thought bees only...
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    Deciphering Comb - Drone?

    I am a first-time beekeeper. I installed bees on the 8th.
    I thought the combs looked beautiful during my first inspection on the 20th. :cool: During my inspection today I pulled out what looks like...
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    Hello from OR!

    I have enjoyed lurking around this site and adding knowledge to my two years of study. I installed my first package into a top bar this spring. It has kept me busier than I imagined = less sleep!
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