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    What should I do with my new queen

    Second year beekeeper. I work with all 10 frame mediums.

    I have a second year hive that had a great start in March/April with the early mild spring here in MA. Great brood pattern with the queen....
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    chalkbrood, queen replace, MAQ

    One of my hives has chalkbrood. I will increase ventilation and re-queen. I need to treat for mites and was going to use the MAQs for a spring application but was going to wait just a little bit...
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    robber screen

    Right now I have one hive. It survived the winter and is ramping up right now. I ordered a package of bees for a second hive that I should be expecting in a couple of weeks. Should I expect any...
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    Re: Sigh, Bear, Update

    How many hives? My mistake with the laying worker fiasco is that I had only one, and no one around to assist with resources, like a bar of brood.

    Should your topbar get into any kind of trouble,...
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    Sigh, Bear, Update

    Woohooo Buhyaaa!! I am beside myself, all warm and fuzzy like. My hive that got hit by a bear made it through the winter and I can now confirm I have a fully functioning queen. I started seeing...
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    Looking for Carniolan packages/nucs

    Can anyone tell me if there is someone who sells Carniolan packages or nucs in the New England area? Most places sell Italians. I'm in north central MA, so anywhere in MA or southern NH, VT or...
  7. Thread: Sigh, Bear

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    Re: Sigh, Bear

    Yes, I think I will try to save it. I just came back in - the entire bottom brood box was intact, and I was able save about 11 frames of honey. I was able to repair some frames. I pulled comb from...
  8. Thread: Sigh, Bear

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    Sigh, Bear

    You know, this has not been a good year as my first year in beekeeping. All I really wanted was just *some* honey for the meads I make. In April I received my first package of bees. Only one. It...
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    Re: Newbie from Massachusetts

    My very first hive ever, packaged on Easter Sunday, ended up being a laying worker hive. M. Bush suggests placing a bar of brood in a laying worker hive every week for 3 weeks. It was my only hive...
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    Re: Newbie from Massachusetts

    Hey! Welcome. Over here in Phillipston, MA, just west of Gardner. First year beek with a TBH.
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    Re: uh-oh...laying workers in my TBH

    I hope you can get your nuc. I was relieved when I finally found someone with bees to spare.

    I've only had the (medium super) nuc one week so I don't know if anything is straightening out just...
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    Re: uh-oh...laying workers in my TBH

    From what I've heard from others, is that there is usually more than one laying worker.

    If this is helpful, there was one more option given to me for a case where you might not have other brood...
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    Re: uh-oh...laying workers in my TBH

    I'm extremely new to beekeeping, like only 5 weeks so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. I built a topbar hive, it's my only hive; my very first package turned into a laying worker hive. Try...
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    update late May

    In reading above, I have a laying worker hive. It is also my only hive and it is topbar. Over the week Iíve received no responses back with help of brood (offering to buy a bar or so) after...
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    looking at brood

    Darn! This does not look good. Spotty Kix cereal.

    Ok, so I have no other hives. I will have to do a shake out and requeen I guess.

    I may not have access to other brood, I'm still checking...
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    new inspection after multiple eggs found

    It's been 7 days since I last inspected, when I had found multiple eggs per cell. (Reminder: hived 1 pkg on April 24 in topbar, newly made). I checked today for capped brood and there were none. ...
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    Re: Another multiple cell question

    You guys are the best. After looking again at photo 12 Ė boy, itís pretty much screaming right at me. And I do see a bee thatís darker and a little bigger underneath. So thereís promise and hope...
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    Re: Another multiple cell question

    Thank you for your thoughtful responses. Must. Be. Patient.
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    Re: Another multiple cell question

    So if I have a queenless hive with laying workers, I can't introduce a new queen then right ?(remember, newbie here). What options do I have then ? It is my only hive, it is a topbar hive and there...
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    Another multiple cell question

    I have been a beekeeper for 2 weeks now. I need reassurance.

    -Hived 1 pkg bees in topbar hive April 23 on Easter.
    -Checked to see if queen was released 3 days later = yes
    -Seemingly doing...
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