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    Nastiest bees queenless in autumn

    My inspection on one hive found it to be queenless. No brood, capped or otherwise tells me they've been queenless for at least 3 weeks. No laying workers, thankfully. I tried to find a queen but...
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    Re: Do bees know their keeper?

    I had a neat experience a few years ago.

    In 2011, I met the family of the late Rosalee Oldham Wheeler, a woman beekeeper with ties and a house in our little community. Rosalee died just a few...
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    Re: Late spring split okay?

    We did the split this morning. I found the queen and put her in the new hive next to the old one. The queen cell had hatched, but we couldn't find the virgin queen, so a new queen will be purchased...
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    Re: Late spring split okay?

    Thanks, all. Splitting Wednesday morning, if the colony hasn't swarmed by then.
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    Late spring split okay?

    I checked a relative's hive that hadn't been managed this year: it was two deeps and a shallow and *exploding* with bees. I cleaned it and checked it thoroughly. Out of twenty deep frames, 14 were...
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    Virgin Queen in a Laying Worker Hive

    Two packages, both queenless in the first week. Sheesh! Even better than that, my hives are incompatible. The Lang has one queen cell among two dozen capped worker larvae (no eggs or young larvae)....
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    Re: BT

    This is a BEE-LESS top bar hive full of comb from a dead colony that has been sitting at a neighbor's house awaiting a swarm. No swarms this year. I knew it might attract wax moths, which is why I...
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    First wax moth found

    I opened up an empty top bar hive I've had in someone's yard awaiting a swarm that never came this year. I've checked all the combs in it every few weeks to make sure there were no pests making the...
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    How can I save my queens?

    It has been a record poor year. My still-queenless top bar hive has only a thousand bees left in it, with several failed queen cells. I'm in the unenviable position of having to combine the bees in...
  10. Thread: Sideways comb

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    Re: Sideways comb

    jrbbees, good one. :applause: Does that mean they'll be crabbier than normal? I didn't sign up for that.

    Riskybizz, shoot! Why'd ya hafta go and say that about what will probably be my entire...
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    Sideways comb

    I did my first cut-out this morning. (Finally!) I had a great time...the colony had only been in the wall for a month or two. I got seven frames of brood and 5-7 lbs of honey out of it.

    The...
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    Re: Brown leftovers from solar wax melt.

    It's called slumgum and I wrap a clump of it in a paper napkin and tie a bit of cotton string around it for firestarters. I read somewhere that the smell of the cocoons and hive debris in the slumgum...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    84050 Morgan, Utah...western edge of the Rockies

    7/1--white clover
    7/10--milkweed--covered in bees
    7/20--gumweed--just starting to bloom
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    84050 Morgan, NE Utah

    6/25 Thistle
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    Pizza-scented smoke for Italian bees? Maybe you're on to something!
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    Re: Absolute QUEEN TRAIN WRECK...now what?

    Seymore, I have never had a problem spotting eggs and spotting the queen, and I saw none that morning and none that afternoon, so I assumed the hive was queenless. There's a nectar flow, the hive...
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    Re: Absolute QUEEN TRAIN WRECK...now what?

    Yes, It's a JZ-BZ. The new queen was "killed" in less than a minute inside the cage, while the old queen was balled for 2-3 minutes without a cage and survived. Odd. Is it possible there was...
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    Absolute QUEEN TRAIN WRECK...now what?

    Checked a hive this morning to put on a super. No eggs, just a couple older open larvae. I check every frame to be sure, see no queen and no queen cells. Great. My second failing hive this month.
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    Re: What more could I have done?

    Charlie, I would have split my hives but I had a horribly slow build up this spring. My strongest hive blew over during a freak winter storm this spring, and I lost 2/3 of my bees in it. It's still...
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    What more could I have done?

    This was my third year trying to obtain a swarm. We moved to a new town in January, and I promptly got the word out that I was keeping bees.

    Before swarm season began, I had posters up at all the...
  21. Thread: New customer

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    Re: New customer

    Gorgeous comb! What do you fill the empty hive with after it's all removed?
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    Re: Anyone know what this "bee cage" is?

    There is an article on this very thing in this month's edition of Bee Culture on page 63.
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    Queen laying multiples

    I took a step off the Italian track and just bought a brand-new Carniolan queen for my observation hive. She's beautiful, and my hive--queenless for a fortnight--has a new level of energy. She spent...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Morgan, Utah--Rocky Mountains
    84050

    6-1-2012
    yellow sweet clover
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    Kids say the funniest things

    My six-year-old daughter told us today: "I can't believe bees barf up pollen at the queen's feet. That's just weird!"

    When asked is she's ever been stung, she says, "No...but I had hives...TWICE!"...
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