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    Re: Loss in Mid April

    Agree with cedar hill! You reversed too early. Probably had brood in that medium and died trying to keep it warm.
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    Re: How do you know if they've swarmed?

    You could check for eggs. If the queen has been there in the last three days or is still there, eggs are a good indication. They also cut down on laying before leaving so this isn't foolproof. If...
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    Re: Need help fast

    I'm assuming the added deep was foundation.
    They'll only pull comb when they need space and will use available comb first even if it's an empty box away. I would just leave them as is for now and if...
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    Re: Anyone still shipping packages?

    I don't see any issues with leaving them for a week in fact I think that would be a normal time frame before a check. Maybe put some extra feed on them.
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    Re: Anyone still shipping packages?

    Be patient!
    If your supplier is reputable they will come through.
    There are a lot of delays this year apparently, as I've been getting calls from other's that are getting impatient waiting on their...
  6. Re: Bees going at you after switching brood boxes

    He may have been a little rough on them and rolled bee's and possibly the queen.
    Maybe even chilled some brood by reversing boxes. Our nights are still quite cold here.
    They don't soon forget being...
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    Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Another vote for ultra-breeze.
    I don't have the suit but do have 3 of their jackets. Best money I've ever spent.
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    Re: Requeened packages and supercedure

    I'd tear them down once. When you get your first hatch of bee's from your new queen's it'll probably stop. Sometimes bee's just don't like a genetically different queen and will try to replace her...
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    Re: Cleaning up comb in a hive

    Slide it into the center of the brood nest. they'll fix it.


    Knock the bridge comb off,


    The flow ended and that's all the space they needed. They'll fix it if they need more space.
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    Re: Cleaning up comb in a hive

    Housecleaning just makes life easier for you and the bee's. It's a necessity with strong colonies.
    Most of the brood between boxes is just drone anyway. The bee's you save (possibly your queen) by...
  11. Re: REVERSED HIVES - group of bees in cluster between logs outside hives!

    They shouldn't b leaving just from reversing boxes. Better look for the queen in that pile of bee's. Don't know how she would have gotten outside though.
    But stuff happen's.
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    Re: Feeding already?

    Lift the bottom board from the back an inch or so to get a feel for the weight of the colony. This won't disturb the cluster. Highly advise against lifting only top box unless temps are in the 50's...
  13. Re: REVERSED HIVES - group of bees in cluster between logs outside hives!

    Because the guards wouldn't let them in.
    I'm assuming you changed hive locations to level out populations. Try spraying colonies with syrup with HBH in it.
    That should help mask the scent of the...
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    Re: tips on moving a bee hive

    I'll second what others have said don't break them apart, get help. I know bee help is hard to get. You'll get tore up if you try that in the dark and lose bee's.

    Load/unload and move em in the...
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    Re: Spring ??

    Average out your day, night temperatures forecast and you can begin feeding when your syrup will stay above 50 degrees F.
    Bee's won't take syrup that is under 50 degrees F. If daytime highs are 60,...
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    Re: Frankenstorm

    I strapped home hives and nucs together yesterday in two's and three's. They can fall over but will stay together.
    My other yard has some wind protection and almost all are banded together. Should...
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    Re: 101312 usurpation attempt

    Your looking for guesses so I'll take a stab and say old time European black bee's.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Planning on having nucs again Allen if all goes well but unsure on bred queen's. Extra Cells' for sure when I requeen my own colonies but unsure on queen's as of yet. I'm gonna say maybe at this...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Hopefully we aren't hijacking your thread here Allen!

    I got a 25- 30# average for the season just pulled yesterday so not sure of exact weight yet but somewhere in that range. Was really...
  20. Re: Hives stolen from Taylorstown, PA area- Please be on the look out

    As if mites, viruses and bears weren't enough to deal with now it's thieves. Thanks for the heads up and I'm at the other end of the state but if I hear of anything I will be sure to let you know....
  21. Re: Un-capped immature pupas - What's wrong??

    Learned something new. Say's in there they sometimes have a raised lip capping! :scratch:
    N I thought they were drone's.:eek:
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    Re: hornets in the hive

    Not gonna argue all day over species with you but the best way to get rid of them in or near your bee yard is a WHY trap put out in early spring and catching the queen's. Every queen trapped is one...
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    Re: hornets in the hive

    Excerpt from Wikipedia

    Another excerpt

    What are they called when they do that?
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    Re: Starting a nuc, lesson learned.

    Sorry to hear about it snl. I haven't had that problem using this method but I'm farther north and we probably have less SHB.
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    Re: hornets in the hive

    Kelly said Bald Faced not Giant Hornet and I never saw a bald faced hornet carry off a honeybee. I have seen them with their head in a cell of honey and yes they are carnivores but they also...
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