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  1. Re: Reoccurring robbing! How can I prevent it.

    Thanks for the input guys. The hive is still jam packed with bees and lots of brood just very very little stores. I plan on making these http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/files/147611.pdf and...
  2. Reoccurring robbing! How can I prevent it.

    Straight to the point! How can I prevent robbing on hives that I am trying to feed 1/1 + HbH because they have already been picked bone dry just a little while ago? Currently I am using a 1 gallon...
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    Observation Hive experiments?

    I have had a single wide 6 medium frame OB Hive going all summer and would like some ideas on things to do with it. Other than adding food coloring to the syrup what are some other experiments to try?
  4. Hive with an excess of bees but won't draw new comb

    I have a hive that is just busting at the seems with bees. Right now it consists of 5 medium 8 frame boxes. Three are all brood, one is all capped honey and the other is 8 empty frames with the...
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    Re: OB hive problems / beetle larva

    Thanks for the idea Michael. Today I took it outside and cut away the part being annihilated by the larva. By the time I had gotten home from work today the problem was 10x as bad from the night...
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    OB hive problems / beetle larva

    I am in my first year with the bees. I have two hives outside and then I also built a single wide 6 medium frame observation hive. During the package install on the OB hive I lost the queen and it...
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    Re: dwindling attendants with queen.

    Sorry for the lack of detail. I have been giving them one drop off water twice a day since picking them up. They also have a candy plug. I have been keeping the cave in a drawer in our spare...
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    dwindling attendants with queen.

    I just received a queen cage in the mail. It originally came with 4 attendants. One was dead when I picked the package up from the USPS. Through the first night two more had died. This leaves me with...
  9. Migrating bees after install of two packages?

    I just installed my very first two packages yesterday afternoon. It went smooth with the exception of cutting myself pretty good with the hive tool trying to pull the cork from the queen cage. I...
  10. Varying dimensions from different suppliers?

    I have purchased all of my 8 frame medium boxes so far from one of the major bee supply companies however I have found the same equipment cheaper on another site. How important is it to stick with...
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    Just getting started in Mobile Alabama

    Hello everyone and thanks in advance for all the knowledge I plan to gain from everyone. I am starting from scratch this spring and have just the knowhow that I have gained from the internet. You...
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