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  1. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Dead Hive

    Checked out my 2 hives this morning and found one dead and the other doing well.
    The dead hive had a pile of bees in the bottom and one or two on the comb. This hive was a swarm I caught last...
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    Re: TBH - Emergency Feeding Experiment

    How do the bees get to the sugar pile on the newspaper? Are the openings in the paper or around the edge of the paper?

    Mike
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    Procrastination

    The word of the day:D
    i caught a swarm last May and put them into a nuc with 5 bars meaning to move them to a new hive I was building abd buy a bee suit.. Well needless to say I just now got around...
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    Looking foe a bee suit

    After being stung last year twice and this year once , all on the forehead close to eyes I have decided to get a suit. Was using a home made veil but it was not very good. And recommendations? I am...
  5. Re: Urgen help needed, swarm with storm coming

    i used some cardboard to scoop some into my hive box now they are lined up to into the two entrance holes. Thanks odfrank i put the entrances next to them and it was like a wave head into it.

    Mike
  6. Re: Urgen help needed, swarm with storm coming

    Even with queen outside?
  7. Urgen help needed, swarm with storm coming

    Just had a big swarm land in some brier bushes. Went to shake them into a box and the queen ended up on the ground. Now I have a swarm on the ground. Any suggestions on how to get them into the box?...
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    Re: When to start feeding?

    Hi Zip

    I am up in Middletown. Last week checked on them and they were out in full force, flying every where. Just as soon as it cools down they head inside.

    Mike.
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    Re: When to start feeding?

    Do you put in the hive. Kind of worried about opening it up while still so cool.

    Mike
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    When to start feeding?

    I have a top bar that I set up last spring. Went into winter with what seemed like a goos supply of honey. The weather here in SW Ohio has been fairly mild this year. When should i start feeding for...
  11. Thread: No brood

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    Re: No brood

    Waiting to evening seems like a good idea.

    Thanks
    Mike
  12. Thread: No brood

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    Re: No brood

    If you have a side entrance then the brood nest may be in the middle with honey on both sides. If the bees cluster and move in one direction they may not be able to get back to the other stores and...
  13. Thread: No brood

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    Re: No brood

    So if there is no obvious brood nest how do I move the bars so that i am sure the bees can move during winter.

    Mike
  14. Thread: No brood

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    No brood

    i just finished going thru my hive. I found the queen, watched drones being thrown out, and lots of honey. They have 14 bars drawn out but I did not see any brood. There were a couple of bars in the...
  15. Re: How many bars of honey should I leave for winter survival ?

    DeeAnna where are entrances on the end or side. I have side entrance and my bees started at one end and have built toward the entrance. I check yesterday and they are still putting in brood. No honey...
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    Re: Heat and Swarming

    All this issues seem to have been related. opened up the hive this morning to check on what was happening. Looks like all queen cups are gone temps have been into the 90s the last couple of days with...
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    Re: Heat and Swarming

    That's what I thought did not know the proper name. So since I expanded the bars hopefully they wil start to disassemble this cups. If not I will split the hive.
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    Re: Heat and Swarming

    These are swarm cells I think. This was taken from a double comb bar.


    http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af264/Wm-Mike/DSC_0154.jpg

    ...
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    Re: Heat and Swarming

    Adam I did add about 6 bars back the hive is 48".
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    Re: Heat and Swarming

    Italian bees. The queen is laying well has filled 10 bars of brood. The first bars have some brood and nectar. How often will the queen lay in old comb?
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    Re: Heat and Swarming

    But they keep going back in after dark when it cools down. They are not bearding as much last two days after expanding bars. Will probably do a split tomorrow since I have a top bar bait hive that...
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    Heat and Swarming

    I hived my bees May 20, they have drawn out 11 bars of brood out of 20 bars I gave them. Te temps have been running 90 o 100 F and they are breading a lot. About half of the population hanging out on...
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    Re: And there they go!!!!!

    My Grandfather would have Gradma and their kids out banging of pot and pans when he heard one of his hives swarm.

    MIke
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    Re: New Install Question

    Success. Checked in on the girls yesterday and found brood. Little larva all curled up in their cells.

    Mike
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    Re: Anyone ever feed honey instead of syrup?

    May encourage robbing.

    Mike
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