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  1. Re: Bee's congregating on landing board ... problem? Check Pictures

    If they have population for second deep they probably also can defend the entrance, I would open it up.
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    Re: cut outs and requeening

    I would not automatically re-queen...some of my cut-out queens have been super prolific producers. My best queen I never saw during the cut-out, assumed from behavior she was there. With cut out...
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    Re: New beekeeper in WV

    Hello from NW Florida
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    Re: weed barrier under hive

    Hey, good idea.
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    Re: Sweetbay (magnolia virginiana)

    My neighbor has one on our property line, every year the larger bees (bumble, etc) cover it. Sounds like a generator buzzing. They just started hitting it yesterday again. Hadn't seen any honeybees...
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    Re: Strange cycle of the brood nest

    Did any of your hives swarm? Coming out of winter into spring backfilling the brood box with resources is one of the preparations swarming. Having laying queens a month later could have been from...
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    Re: Sciatic Nerve Pain

    Gee, I've been doing stretches for the sciatica and cursing the bees for the their gratuitous stings...I guess I should have been thanking them.
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    Re: How's the flow going for you?

    NW Florida: 10 producing hives; Took 5 gallons in April - Very floral with bitter after taste (set aside for the fall feed); Took 9 gallons so far in May - very sweet (mostly crimson/ball clover and...
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    Re: Adding bees to weak hives

    Capped brood requires less nurse bees, their cells are available sooner for refill with eggs, and will generate numbers quicker (also less likely to accidently grab the queen from the donor hive). ...
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    Re: new from northwest florida

    Hello Jake, from your neighbor over in Okaloosa County. Welcome to the forum, very informative. I always also recommend Michael Bush's site as well http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm Bees are such...
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    Re: Hello from Kansas

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your bees.
  12. Re: Can a hive have both a queen and laying worker?

    Thanks everyone.
  13. Thread: Hi everyone!

    by B52EW
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    Re: Hi everyone!

    Glad you stuck with it. The bees have their ups and downs, but they teach us a lot.
  14. Re: Tiny after swarm or scout bees bringing in pollen?

    Had the same experience earlier this year. I looked real hard to find a virgin queen in case of after swarm, but no luck.
  15. Can a hive have both a queen and laying worker?

    Trying to unravel mystery of who has been laying in the hive. Had a hive that swarmed, despite have swarm cells went queenless for extended period of time, then had indications of laying worker...
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    Re: 3 yrs. with feral hive/2 months beekeeping.

    Welcome to the site, great story.
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    Re: First inspection and I got the trifecta!

    Nice pics!
  18. Re: Nervous... First bees tomorrow. Hope they survive the ride home.

    Good luck with the new hive. Definitely take a look, the seller should be inclined to show you the brood and potentially the queen. Any reason why later in the day, there might be a lot of foragers...
  19. Thread: Hive set up.

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    Re: Hive set up.

    I would continue with medium boxes...all the same size boxes and frames can be convenient (also, if you make your own boxes 1x8s for mediums are much more cost effective than 1x12s for deeps). Deeps...
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Florida.

    Welcome from your neighbor from NW Florida. Great site for info.
  21. Thread: burr comb?

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    Re: burr comb?

    Regardless of the feeder, another problem with burr comb under the cover is when you go to lift it frames can be attached by the burr comb. The combs will come up with the cover and possibly roll a...
  22. Re: You never know where you will catch a swarm.

    I've had to use a ladder to catch swarms...but never like that! Congrats.
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    Re: How many bee hives do you have?

    Hobbyist; over-wintered 6 hives, unexpectedly successful swarm trapping season drove the number to 15.
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    Re: Hello from north west Georgia

    Shaper, welcome to the family. Your talents seem well suited to beekeeping, there is plenty of opportunity for inventing gadgets and tools to be more efficient and save money.
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    Re: Swarm with no drones?

    I've captured after swarms with no drones.
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