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    Re: raising queens next to AHB...

    I think you meant, AHB (Africanized Honey Bees), not abh.

    I am in the heart of AHB territory. Or so I've heard said. All I know is that many colonies of honey bees, in my area, especially those...
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    Re: Should I stop feeding?

    Browser issue - duplicate post.
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    Re: Should I stop feeding?

    Browser issue - duplicate post.
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    Re: Should I stop feeding?

    Should you stop feeding?

    A very good question, and answers can be quite complicated, but it seems you are asking even more complex questions in your opening post. To be honest, the best answers...
  5. Re: Converting 8 to 10 frame boxes, how to arrange frames

    Dane,
    It sounds like you are going forward with well thought-out plans. I believe those are the best type. It is good to have a reason for what you are doing. That way, if things don't work as...
  6. Re: Converting 8 to 10 frame boxes, how to arrange frames

    If there is much honey in the lower boxes, after your transition, most of the honey should be in the boxes above the brood nest.

    But, for me, I wouldn't be going the direction you describe. Have...
  7. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    I've discovered that, here in the desert Southwest, nails, even ring shank nails, begin walking out of the wood within a few months. Then the boards, even those assembled using box joints (composed...
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    Re: Bee pro and brewers yeast

    I sure hope so. I've been making my own pollen substitute, this same way for almost a decade, now, and I store the ingredients - BeePro and Brewer's Yeast in my laundry room, between uses.

    I...
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    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    There is nothing wrong with purchasing a queen from a reputable queen producer - chances are fairly good that your hive will be back in business, sooner than raising another of their own replacement...
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    Re: Brood box full of honey

    If he can get them out of the hive. :D
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    Re: nuc taken over by flies

    Most likely those, "maggots" are not maggots (fly larva), but rather, SHB larva.
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I work barehanded too. I distract them from my hands by exhaling through my nose. They seem much more interested in stinging me in the nostrils and upper lip than they do my hands.

    Just yesterday...
  13. Re: Drone comb, lots of references to it, but what is it?

    gman1001,

    The dimensions that Michael Bush has posted for the different cell sizes, worker size cells and drone size cells, I believe, are measurements from cell wall to the opposite cell wall,...
  14. Re: The simplest bottom board used with top entrance only

    I build or adjust all of my equipment, full-size and nuc, so Top Bars are flush/even with the tops of the supers, and bee space is below the Bottom Bars. Or, sometimes I custom make my nucs with bee...
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    Re: How Late is to Late?

    Here in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona - for many seasons I have been able to continue raising small batches of queens, right through the winter. And, though there is often a dearth, as long...
  16. Re: Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    Falconite,
    It sounds like a good time to obtain a replacement queen, then remove the present drone laying queen and introduce the new replacement queen. Sooner is better.
  17. Re: queen cells destroyed, hive still queenless

    It sounds like the queen cells were destroyed by a virgin queen. First the virgin stings them, then the workers tear holes in them and remove the contents and discard it.

    If I were you, I'd give...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

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    I think you mean, "the fittest survive", and they "become more fit". After all the term is, "survival of the fittest".

    And I first thought that fit hives would become "fitter", but for...
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    Re: Deep frame in Medium box

    Sounds workable.
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    Re: Weird AFB question

    Sounds like somebody's getting their leg pulled.
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    Re: Selecting mother or daughter?

    Why not use both. You can keep track of which daughters come from which mothers, then you'll have even more information to assist in future decisions.
  22. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    Sounds like they're well on their way to being strong enough to have a good chance to make it through the upcoming winter - nice job.
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    Re: hive dimensions

    I have no problem making my own woodenware. I make most of my own equipment, including frames. But I do have problems working with frames that are more than 6-1/4" deep. Deeper frames are just too...
  24. Re: Best option for getting a laying worker hive to accept a swarm queen?

    To answer your question. <Best option for getting a laying worker hive to accept a swarm queen?>

    [Your plan sounds good, but for one issue -> I would not leave anything, but the bees from the...
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    Re: Can a laying queen fly?

    I'm pretty sure they can't fly while they're laying eggs in honeycomb cells. But, in between laying eggs, yes, they can fly - happens here, annoyingly regularly. Fortunately most of them make it...
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