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    Re: New Queen Not Laying

    I have seen it take up to 4 weeks for a significant amount of brood to start appearing when a new queen is introduced or after rearranging the brood nest - I think that disturbances in the brood...
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    Re: Moving Honey Super

    So another update on these bees - I checked the brood nest about 5 days ago - They still have good brood, a little spotty, and they are starting to fill in with nectar around the nest (top frames in...
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    Re: Moving Honey Super

    So I got another mite count on this hive - it was 80 mites in 48 hours (40/day) - I need to go in and look at the brood nest but we have been having rain everyday almost so I haven't had a chance -...
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    Re: Moving Honey Super

    Thanks to all for good information!! I think that I will just let the bees keep the honey - I am pretty sure they have enough (the box below is almost full of honey, but has a little brood in it...
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    Moving Honey Super

    So I have a hive that was doing well earlier this season, they have drawn out most of a medium honey super (they have 3 mediums for the hive, and the fourth medium is a super) - They have managed to...
  6. Re: Has anyone ever spotted an insect larva inside their pollen trap?

    SHB larvae (1 cm) - Wax moth is bigger/longer

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  7. Thread: Stop Feeding?

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    Re: Stop Feeding?

    Do you mean in the super or in the hive bodies (that the foundation is not drawn out) - if in the super - I let mine draw that with nectar - if in the hive, I wouldn't put a honey super on just yet
  8. Re: Has anyone ever spotted an insect larva inside their pollen trap?

    If it is a centimeter long - I would guess small hive beetle (if you have those there?) - They fall down out of the hive when they are ready to pupate or when the bees find them - I catch them in a...
  9. Thread: SHBs and Light

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    Re: SHBs and Light

    Just an add on to this thread:

    I was working around one of my hives as the sun was setting the other day and I noticed a number of clumsy looking small bugs flying around the hive (maybe 15-20 of...
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    Re: Smoker, keeping it lit

    I use cotton batting as smoker fuel - light it once, pack the smoker full - puff to get going and it will not go out until the fuel is gone (which in my smoker moderately packed is about 1.5 hours or...
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    Re: Has anyone tryed Owens Bee Vac ?

    Have used the Owens bee vac a few times - I don't have anything to compare it to though - however we haven't had any issues with it and it does have a number of well thought out features. The dual...
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    Re: Late season drones

    How much is "a lot" - several whole frames of drones - every other bee at the entrance is a drone?
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/10-frame-assembly-jig/

    Otherwise - I just have a rectangle drawn on my workbench that I square them with when assembling individual frames.
  14. Thread: SHBs and Light

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    Re: SHBs and Light

    I have a Lexan cover on my hive - 1/4" thick - and then a spacer section with the telescoping cover on that. I know that light comes in around the Lexan - and when I take off the outer cover and...
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