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    Re: Empty Swarm Cells

    These are queen cups.
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    Re: Empty Swarm Cells

    Empty swarm cells are made by the bees, and
    Queen cups are made by the beekeeper, right?
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    Empty Swarm Cells

    During my inspection last Sunday, my hive had several new, empty swarm cells. I did not search for the queen, but I did see lots of eggs. Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), I checked the hive again...
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    Re: Duration to keep a hive at an out-apiary

    Thank you for your excellent replies!

    Should I assume that the young bees are the ones still working on the open brood frames? If I do the split on a warm sunny day, then the foragers would be...
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    Duration to keep a hive at an out-apiary

    I will be splitting a hive this coming week (I've got some new swarm cells), and taking the old queen and selected frames of the hive to another location to simulate a swarm.

    My question is: How...
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    Observation Hive Frames

    I am using all western boxes & frames, and I just purchased an observation hive which uses deep frames.

    What will happen if I put my medium frames in a "deep" observation hive? I want to have the...
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