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    Re: First Timer Questions

    I can move them. I thought It would be better not to put them through that. And there are not as many drones in the other location. Sealing them in a cool basement is not really an option.
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    Re: First Timer Questions

    Great thanks!
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    Re: Confessions of a first time grafter

    I can definitely relate Brad Bee. I grafted for the first time Saturday and I was almost certain it was a total fail. So many things were going wrong. Of course the queen didn't lay in the frame I...
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    First Timer Questions

    I am trying grafting for the first time and I just got some cells started (yea me!). So I put them in a queen right cell finisher that I had sort of demareed but they really weren't that strong and...
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Hey Folks,
    I am getting ready to execute said plan and I have a few questions.
    - I am going to Demaree a hive that tried to swarm last year and at that point put in the black plastic...
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    Re: I'm Thinking EFB Please Confirm

    -Put on a feeder today, I ordered a queen it's coming in a week. I am going to hold off with the antibiotic for now. I bought a test kit. The Bee Lab site does not seem to be working.
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    Re: I'm Thinking EFB Please Confirm

    Yea, I think I flipped the frame when I took the pic. I think I will put on a feeder and test. Maybe use antibiotic. I had some last fall in another yard. It's disappointing to see it here.
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    I'm Thinking EFB Please Confirm

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  9. Re: Installed my first hive. It could have gone better......

    This is a very charming post. Very similar to my first experience hiving a package. I dumped the whole syrup can in with the bees. They did just fine. Welcome to beekeeping! It's mostly about...
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    Re: Adding a package to a weak hive

    Could you give more information about the weak hive? How many frames do the bees cover? How many frames of brood does it have? It sounds like in three weeks they have only drawn one comb. I would...
  11. Under What Conditions do You Pull Drone Comb?

    I am introducing foundationless frames more as I recycle comb, and I am noticing the hives are building full frames of drone comb. I pulled one that was mostly capped today thinking I would check...
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    Re: No Appologies for Being New: My Perspective

    The same goes for the person asking the question. If you don't like the response you are not obligated to continue the conversation, there are other places seek out the information. I take issue...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    :applause:
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    Re: No Appologies for Being New: My Perspective

    Your point is valid Cyan, but you have remember you are on an internet forum. As far as these things go, I think Beesource is pretty congenial. I have only been doing this for four years but I can...
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    Re: queen cells question

    JRG13 is right. This was very hard to take my first year when I had a monster hive that kept trying to replace their queen. You could leave the cells and watch them depending on how comfortable you...
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    Re: first inspections

    It sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep an eye on their growth. When they draw out 7 to 8 boxes frames, you should put on another super. They can grow fast this time of year.
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    This is a funny thread. It reminds me of my first hive. I set it about 12 inches from my bench like the bees were going to be my little pets . Needless to say I had to move them about 10 feet...
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    Re: when to re-queen

    I have a dink hive and I have absorbed some good info off Beesource that seems to be helping. Are you feeding them? I would. They should be willing to eat now that the temps are warmer. They need...
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    I got honey last year when I split but my goal was to increase. If your goal is honey you should avoid splitting. Depends on what you want.
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    To avoid splitting, adding another super to the broodnest is good. Taking out frames of brood and donating them and replacing with drawn comb if you have it, foundation if you don't is your other...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Where is the breeder located? It sounds like you already talked to the package supplier. I would let them settle in and take precautions when inspecting until you can determine if you need to...
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    Re: LOADS of drone brood

    Signs that a hive is about to swarm are backfilling the broodnest, lack of space for the qeen to lay, and very few eggs. I have have never heard that they will make extra drones. Drones are a sign...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    It does not seem normal to me. Where did the package come from?
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    Re: think i found EFB in one hive.

    Agreed...mine never smelled.
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    Re: think i found EFB in one hive.

    I only had to deal with EFB once (knock on wood) and feeding cleared it up. I bought the antibiotic but never used it. It is a disease that appears when bees are stressed so you want to change...
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