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    Re: Queen Flew Away on Install

    Good news. When I re-inspected I saw her back and busy.
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    Queen Flew Away on Install

    I already did a search, and found a few different answers, but just to calm my nerves I am going to ask again. Feel free to tell me to just relax and follow the other posts. :-)

    So I installed...
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    Re: A Gallon of 5:3 Sugar Syurp

    I just made some today. I put 15 cups of water and 25 cups of sugar. It made just slightly more than 1 gallon.
  4. Re: Do I have a queen problem or a food problem?

    O.k. So next question. Sorry for all the newbie questions...

    I put the hive top feeder on, took the inner cover off and put the telescoping cover on secure. Put 1:1 mix in the top feeder. ...
  5. Re: Do I have a queen problem or a food problem?

    Today I purchased a top feeder and put in 1:1 sugar syrup. I also bought some local pollen, mixed it with corn syrup, and spread it along the top of one of the frames. Full disclosure: I bought the...
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    Re: My first bees and their new hive!

    LOL....now that would confuse them. Mine are still thinking "man that bear runs fast on his hind legs".
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    Re: My first bees and their new hive!

    I found out why bee suits are white. :-)

    http://johngrounds.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/why-bee-suits-are-white/
  8. Re: Do I have a queen problem or a food problem?

    Unfortunately this is my only hive. Don't really have access to other frames, unless there is some place to buy these. So you are all of the opinion "let the queen live"?
  9. Re: Do I have a queen problem or a food problem?

    Here are some pictures.

    The dark cells are from the nuc. The other is the new they have built. I also have a picture of the queen.

    Thanks Again!!

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  10. Do I have a queen problem or a food problem?

    O.K. To start off....I am brand new to this. A total of 3.5 weeks experience, plus a few hundred hours of internet research and talking to everyone I can. I had an old beekeeper tell me if I ask...
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    My first bees and their new hive!

    I am totally new to Beekeeping! I always wanted to get involved, but never really got past reading a few books. In early July, a friend from work started talking about how he was going to make some...
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