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    Re: poop in honey...maybe??

    Oh wow you guys crack me up. Here was my concern, I've lost 2 hives due to hive beetles. Slimy honey running out the front, hive beetle larvae everywhere and no bees. So....since hive beetles lay...
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    poop in honey...maybe??

    Well Ive finally got around to pulling supers and extracting. In my second super we started to notice like black pieces that at first we thought were bug pieces. So we pressed on and finished that...
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    Re: Dont know what to do?

    Thanks for the replies! I went out today and combined my brood chambers. I found the queen laying nicely in my deep. So I took a nuc box and a frame of honey, pollen, eggs, and ,made a five frame...
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    Re: Dont know what to do?

    But ultimatly right now dont worry about the brood going straight up the middle in 6 boxes? I can manage that and keep watching for queen cells. Non yet, but I keep checking every 10 days to be sure....
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    Re: Dont know what to do?

    Would you recomend a walk away split? I was hopeing to get a good amount of honey from this hive so I dont want to mess it up, though if we keep getting the rain not sure we will have a good flow.
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    Dont know what to do?

    I have a hive that is one deep and a medium for the brood chamber. I also left 2 medium supers on over the winter. In March I inspected the hive and it was booming, but I never found the queen. It...
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    Moving hives

    I know this has been talked about and maybe beaten to death, but this weekend I plan on getting into the bees to make some splits. Ive got 2 hives about 40 ft from the others that I would like to...
  8. Re: Can swarms return back to the original hive?

    Thanks for the replies. I can say the queen is not clipped, so hopefully she got ate by a bird or something. That way they wont swarm and I can get in there to do something about it. The last time I...
  9. Can swarms return back to the original hive?

    This morning I witnessed a swarm in progress. It looked as though I saw which hive it was coming from, and I saw it go about 20ft away and group in a tree. It was a big swarm!! But then 15 minutes...
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    Re: Could this be robbing

    I did not take any pics or vids. I was not prepared then it turned to I want to hive these to oh man it is getting dark and they haven't fully grouped yet. Everything looks normal out there now. I...
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    Re: Could this be robbing

    Yes the hive was occupied. As a matter of fact I combined that hive with a strong nuc about 2 weeks ago. So a swarm can just come in and combine themselves or just straight up commandeer a hive?
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    Could this be robbing

    Today while searching for wood near my home I heard a loud buzz. My wife and I looked up to find a swarm in progress. We followed them and they went right to our hives! This is a crazy thing as they...
  13. Re: how to combine a queen right nuc with a queenless 10 frame?

    Okay thanks! I'm gonna add the nuc in a deep over my queenless hive. So now the question. My nuc is about 10 away from the other hives. Can I just move it and the field bees will just find there way...
  14. how to combine a queen right nuc with a queenless 10 frame?

    I found I have a queenless hive and it must have been queenless for a while as it does not have alot of bees in it. I would like to combine it with a nuc I have. However I have a nuc that the bottom...
  15. Re: Aloe vera concentrate in Lip balm question.

    would this work in lip balms then? The receipe calls for aloe vera concentrate.

    http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/aloe-vera-gel-juice-decolorized-p-530.html
  16. Re: Aloe vera concentrate in Lip balm question.

    Thanks..I k new it would be too easy!
  17. Aloe vera concentrate in Lip balm question.

    So Im gonna try to make the glorybee lip balm but they call for aloe vera concerntrate. I have a huge aloe vera plant. Can I snap the plant and use the gel as the concentrate or is that completely...
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    Well CCD has been solved

    Cell phones who would have thought? :):popcorn:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1385907/Mobile-phones-blame-sudden-decline-worlds-bee-population.html
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    Re: First swarm of the year!

    Alice, the video where they landed in the truck bed I thought the queen made it. They marched on in but about 30 minutes laters they went back up to the tree. But I did get them.

    GW Yeah I can do...
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    Re: First swarm of the year!

    No I did not use sugar water. That might have helped the first catch!
  21. Re: My packages are 2 weeks late and no word from the bee farm...

    I would keep calling him! I have dealt with him directly two years ago just needing one queen. He shipped it out same day and was quick and easy. I live about 3 hours north of him and we recently...
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    Re: First swarm of the year!

    Yes the phone must stay on person! haha Yeah this was my 6th swarm this year but only caught three of them. Not bad though...50%.. I don't have enough equipment for any more though!
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    Re: First swarm of the year!

    Well I had a chance at redemption this weekend. I found two swarms. One was very much within reach and the other was about 30ft in a tree. They stayed the night and most of today but left late...
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    Re: First swarm of the year!

    Well actually I did get to take a mulligan. Since the majority of the bees landed in the bed of my truck I put the nuc down in the bed. The bee started to march right on in the hive. Well about an...
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    First swarm of the year!

    Well actually its my second, this is the first one I took a video of. This is what happens when a good plan does not pan out so well!:D Im the one on the ladder!
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