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  1. Removing queen cells from plastic foundation.

    Removing queen cells from combs on plastic foundation is a subject I have seen over the last few seasons on this forum. So I have tried to resolve the issue and have had what I would call success....
  2. Re: How to tell if capped honey is made of sugar water?

    My honey from the early spring flow is also very light. Only I like it that way it is from the fruit trees like plum, peach, almondand others. Don't worry we will move out of this in a few weeks.
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    Re: Queen flew off?

    This will not help you much but may help others who read this. Yes stay there and don't change the apperarance of the area, like colsing the hive or by walking away or moving on to another hive...
  4. Re: How do cut out queen cells from plastic foundation?

    I also have used a flexable putty knife and just push it under the cell after having first cut around it they come off very well and I too had to close the hole at the top/back by pinching it shut...
  5. Re: Can brood be kept in an incubator or will the die.

    I discovered the answer to this question on the Glenn Apiaries site they use an incubator to hatch brood with no workers present, as a method of avoiding tracheal mites. Check this out here is the...
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    Re: Another type of beehive for you

    Are you runing one of this kind of hive? Looks like it might be fun but not very practical. you'v got me thinking about it. thanks
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    It's not to late in my opinion as I still have drones and just produced five new queens and we are slightly cooler here than you this winter. But with laying workers that seem to be out of the...
  8. Re: Merged nuc with queenless hive... is it OK now?

    Here in the Bay Area I have not had a problem with haveing enough storesfor the bees to make it through the winter. The last two years at the end of winter the bees were up two frames of honey. Now...
  9. Re: Can brood be kept in an incubator or will the die.

    Yes Mark there are, some of us just have to much time and to many "what ifs"
  10. Re: Can brood be kept in an incubator or will the die.

    You read my mind that will be my nexy step if this first step goes well.
  11. Re: Can brood be kept in an incubator or will the die.

    I am thinking of trying to find out how a new generation of bees act and behave without the influance of older bees. Don't know if I will try or not but it is a idea I have though about.
  12. Can brood be kept in an incubator or will the die.

    Can I keep brood in an incubator after they are capped and emerge without other workers present and live, or do they need to be cared for afterwords?
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    Re: I confess i am a murderer

    Many of us have offed a queen now and then. What you need to know is that it is not to late to raise a new one. In your area I am sure you have plenty of drones unlike the northern latitudes just...
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    Re: How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    thanks for the advice. I will be checking for pupae with those large drone eyes soon.
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    Re: How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    A queen or a laying worker is my thought, just the timeing frome egg to larva is strange.
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    Re: How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    If they are drones they will have a hive full of brothers remember this hive had a drone laying queen. Also there were only two to three days befor I discovered the larva from the time the cells wer...
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    Re: How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    Could be a laying worker but there was not enough time for an egg to hatch. Could the bees be moveing the larva? I didn't think that could be done.
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    Re: How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    could be but there was not enough time for an egg to hatch.
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    Re: How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    I've seen that too. these all have larva in them and should be caped today (Thursday) but with no queen in the hive i can't figer this one out. has any one seen this. All I have done is give them...
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    How did the bees get larva in those cells?

    I found a drone layer last thursday Feb. 2nd and removed her, then placed a frame of larva in the hive. I checked it Sat. and no queen cell started. on Monday I grafted 12 queen cells and placed...
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