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    Re: Queenless question

    Thank you -- I was not aware of that. It doesn't seem to be the case at this point, but good info for the upcoming months. I have a number of top bar hives that are very full of brood and eggs. It...
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    Queenless question

    I had a few hives go queenless, it seemed. I hadn't checked the hives in a couple weeks due to some circumstances. When I came I found five hives with very little brood, a couple had none, and no...
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    varroa mite treatment

    I started treating my hives with Apigaurd -- had weather above sixty for the first two week part of the treatment -- now it is too cool for the treatment. I waited too long to treat. Any...
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    apigaurd temperature question

    I waited until the last minute -- and now want to treat my hives with Apigaurd. The directions say use in temperatures above 60...The weather here in New York is cooling off and forecast put day...
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    Re: new cut out -- shb -- what next

    Thanks for the link

    It may do well if I keep up with squashing beetles on routine checks...the hive was in a tree that fell last year so there was quite a bit of old comb in the tree -- the hive,...
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    new cut out -- shb -- what next

    I cut a hive out of a log a few days ago, it was, and is beautiful. I tied up brood and honey into the hive I had made in preparation for this hive. Today I checked on it as the bees had settled in...
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    Removal in the rain

    Good Day -- I had a removal from a fallen log scheduled for this morning. Usually I wouldn't do it as it is raining but wondered if anyone has done one in the rain. I was thinking of putting an...
  8. Thread: requeening

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    Re: requeening

    and also, if there is a queen cell -- does it generally produce a queen, would a worker ever come out or a drone -- you know, like a dud queen attempt? Obviously there is much I don't know -- I am...
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    Re: requeening

    Thank You -- They are in a top bar -- the only one I have -- so swapping frames isn't an option for me at this point. I will wait to see. Thank you I did not know that about the queen's size.
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    requeening

    I took a hive out of a house. I did not get the queen. There was brood, they formed two queen cells. I went the other day, the cells were opened, didn't see any queen, or eggs, or new larva....it...
  11. Thread: Winterizing

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    Re: Winterizing

    Thank you -- what are you feeding them, how much?
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    Winterizing

    I am a new beek. I did a cut out of an old farm house for an older couple this summer. She had killed probably half the hive before I retrieved them (they were going in her house). So the hive was...
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    Seems me bees are a dyin'

    I have an OB hive which has been doing fine since I started it a month or so ago. The hive was increasing, healthy, the queen has been laying nice patterns. Last week I noticed the hive starting to...
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    Dying Bees -- Help

    Hello -- I have an observation hive which has been doing great up until last week. It was vibrant and full of brood and bees. Then I noticed the hive wasn't as full...At the entrance outside there...
  15. Thread: comb broke

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    Re: comb broke

    I just saw another article... question answered --
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    comb broke

    I was checking on the bees today and one of the combs broke away from the bar -- I thought I was being careful, but... What do I do when that happens? If anyone can tell me the bees would appreciate...
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    Re: Oops

    Thank you -- that sounds good -- there are plenty of bars and I will let them fill them up and go back and fix the beginners. I appreciate the help.
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    Oops

    I am new to this forum, hello everybody. I am also new to beekeeping. I jumped in with two feet, no one to teach me so much but wanting to learn. So I have a few hives going, all done in various...
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    Any advice appreciated

    I just extracted a hive of bees from a tree. A man called me after it had fallen -- asking if I wanted the bees. I am new to bees but welcome the experience. So I did some homework, made a bee...
  20. Thread: Good To Bee here

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    Re: Good To Bee here

    Thanks -- The tree is already fallen -- I am going to do what you suggested -- Yonah
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    Re: Good To Bee here

    Great advice -- Thanks
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    Re: Good To Bee here

    One other question -- what did you mean by references? Thank You -- Yonah
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    Re: Good To Bee here

    I do have a regular lang hive out there and set up a trap out this morning before they were a flyin. The man is wanting to buck up the tree at some point -- so waiting 30 days as some trap out posts...
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    Good To Bee here

    I started an observation hive (eight frame) with my home schooling class this spring. I am a newbee for sure and know next to nothing but am learning little by little. I am very encouraged to have...
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