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    Re: Bees Swarmed/Practice Swarmed? Advice

    Update: I opened the hive i thought was a swarm and looked for queen cells on the frame of eggs i gave them and found none. I found a queen but she was a new virgin queen.

    I checked the original...
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    Re: Bees Swarmed/Practice Swarmed? Advice

    Yes i think they did. They are still in the hive and my father said they were foraging earlier today while i was at work. I just got done giving them a full frame of eggs so we will see by this...
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    Re: Bees Swarmed/Practice Swarmed? Advice

    Thanks for the advice and also for giving me a reason to get into the hives again, I really appreciate it!
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    Re: Bees Swarmed/Practice Swarmed? Advice

    I am already working on the 4x4. It is not bearding and not robbing. The whole thing lasted 30 minutes. They poured out and into the sky and collected on the front and bottum of the hive. I scooped...
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    Bees Swarmed/Practice Swarmed? Advice

    Hello,

    I wanted some advice as I am not sure what to do at this point. I inspected my hive about 2.5 weeks ago and found queens cells, I left them 2-3 cells and decided to let them raise their own...
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    Re: My first bees tonight

    Good luck, this year is my first as well and it is very exciting.
  7. Re: Hive inspection video frame by frame- spotty brood.

    It looks like a normal hive that just started out on foundation to me. She can only lay where the workers have built comb so that's why it might look spotty. Also, a lot of the spots looked like it...
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    Re: Wild bees smaller than domesticated?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnaturalcell.htm
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    Re: What are they up to?

    Actually that was the same temp mine was at... I know they do that for general orientation flights as well, especially if they have just been installed. Its either one/both those two things or we...
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    Re: What are they up to?

    My packages did that as well, they did the exact same thing during the hottest part of the day, I think they might be just cooling the hive...
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    Re: New Package of Bees

    I have had my bees for a total of three days so take this with a grain of salt. You should be fine either way, if there are that many piled up and you decide to move them try to disturb them as...
  12. Re: Beekeeping Internship in Jamaica! Please Help!

    You have to go to Jamaica because there are no local opportunities in California? You aren't even trying, are you?
  13. Re: Package of bees has to frames left to draw should I add a second brood box???

    I am a newbie as well, technically I am not even a beekeeper yet but I think I can safely answer that yes, you need to add another box.
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    Re: Liquid Brewer's Yeast Question

    Just incase no one here knows you can try http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/

    They are very friendly and helpful and might know more about this specific question. Just an option to keep in mind,...
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    Bottom board and slatted rack

    Hello everyone,

    I am buying equipment and planning for my first year as a beek next year and have everything figured out except the bottom board (I keep changing my mind). I will be using slatted...
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    Re: Bees in Northern Wisconsin

    I am in Oshkosh and am going to start beekeeping next spring, so I will be watching this thread as well.
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