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    Re: Balls of bees in feeder

    I have the same basic type of feeder but have not noticed that behavior in mine.

    Keep feeding.
  2. Re: Burr comb inside top feeder - need advice on removal

    If it were mine I would wait and see if they continue to build comb. Sometimes they build a little and stop. You will only be feeding for some weeks so you can clean it out when your done feeding.
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  3. Re: Electric fence where ground rod is not possible

    The ground rod does not need to be next to the fence. Pound it in were ever you can and run a wire over to it.
  4. Re: Went through hive and cleaned up excessive comb--bees acting a little strange

    All the scraping on the frames would put the bees in a defensive mode.
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    Re: What is chewing on my hive?

    looks like squirrel damage to me.
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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome to the forum Adam.

    John
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    Re: 1st hive inspection (lite)

    GHEN Do you currently have both your supers on the hive? Normally you would start with one and add the second when seven to eight of the ten frames were drawn.

    John
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    Re: Pollen in a brand new hive?

    Yes Kate. They start packing it into half built cells if they have to. They waste no time.
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    Re: New MN Beeks...

    Nice looking bees Aegis. Welcome
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    Re: Burr Comb & Frame Spacing

    Learner I should have added. You probably should wait until most of the comb is drawn out in the first box if this is a new hive.
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    Re: Burr Comb & Frame Spacing

    Just move the frame with the bees on it. They will not abandon the brood.
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    Re: Burr Comb & Frame Spacing

    In other words don't worry to much about the bridge comb. It is not harmful unless they are joining boxes together. The comb that is to thick you will need to trim. If there is brood in it move it to...
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    Re: Day 7 hive inspection

    There should be plenty of pollen sources this time of the year for the bees to collect pollen from. In your next inspection please make sure your queen is laying and that you have brood in various...
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    Re: Population unbalanced

    beegum no two hives are alike. Keep an eye on them in the coming weeks and if one is building slowly than you may have to take action. Otherwise it is normal to have more activity at one hive.

    John
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    Re: New beekeeper from Minnesota

    Sounds like your doing well Don. Welcome to bee keeping and the forum.

    John
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    Re: NewBee from Texas

    Enjoy your bees and welcome to the site.
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    Re: new packages coming in the am

    Do you have marshmallows to replace the cork plugs in the queen cages?
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    Re: brand new beekeeper in Wisconsin

    Pull up a chair and watch the girls do there thing. Not all the action is inside the hive.

    John
  19. Thread: LemonDrop

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    Re: LemonDrop

    Welcome LemonDrop. I insulate my hives as well but a mite free healthy colony is required. Too many mites and insulation will not save them.
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    Re: Foundation pics

    They will be fine. Don't be afraid to use them.
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    Re: Hi from Minnesota

    Welcome Demslander. Hope the fruit trees and dandelions start blooming soon!
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    Re: Hello from Interior Alaska

    Santa bring you some hives and bees? Sorry Jim. I couldn't help myself. Welcome to the forum.

    John
  23. Thread: Hi from Ohio

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    Re: Hi from Ohio

    Welcome to bee keeping." The best suggestion" Ask a lot of questions and keep reading the forum.

    John
  24. Re: Cleaning up my first dead hive, why is the comb like this?

    I agree. The first two pictures look like mouse damage. Were you running a mouse guard.

    John
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    Re: Rookie from WI

    If he is concerned he can always wear a vial and long sleeves. when tilling. I mow past mine with few problems! I use foundation so I can't give to much advise but even with foundation you have to...
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