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    Re: defensive many days after the swarm?

    Thanks Alex and gezellig. I may end up requeening this hive anyway, they have always been more defensive than my other hive. One good thing is the yellow jackets and hornets don't mess with it too...
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    defensive many days after the swarm?

    What's up with my hive that swarmed last Thursday (5/14). The half that stayed in the original hive have been very defensive all week. I still can't get within 50 feet of them without one or two...
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    Re: Have you tried Hopguard?

    I put it in my hive two weeks ago. Two strips per box just like the directions called for. Killed a huge amount of mites the first couple days, but a few days later they chewing up the paper strips...
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    Re: Syrup bound?

    I have been wondering the same thing. Can I overfeed them? Both deeps are packed and very heavy. Maybe I should stop feeding and hope they start capping it over for winter?
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    Re: one 8 frame deep for winter?

    Rs, they are Carnies...thanks
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    Re: one 8 frame deep for winter?

    Thanks for the replies, they do look pretty healthy just not whole bunch of them. I think I'll go ahead and let them try and make in that one box. And I will give them something for a supplement....
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    one 8 frame deep for winter?

    I would welcome any suggestions on what to do with my single 8 frame deep hive for winter. This hive has pretty much struggled all summer. The queen disappeared and I didn't catch it in time so it...
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    Re: Is it too late to put a honey super on?

    Thanks for the replies. Medium super added. I think I'll leave it there as long as they're working over that clover.
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    Re: Is it too late to put a honey super on?

    Thanks David. I was planning to use a medium box and plastic foundation. Right now I'm using plastic foundation in my brood boxes too.
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    Is it too late to put a honey super on?

    First year bee keeper here, so I have been told not to expect any honey. My #1 hive started from a nuc later part of May is doing great. Two 8 frame deeps and the bottom is 7 1/2 frames full and the...
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    Re: Dumb question supercedure/swarm cells...

    So after reading this I'm wondering if I end up needing a queen for the small swarm I hived last week, could I take a supercedure or swarm cell from one of my other hives and put in there?
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    Re: Can I help out a caught swarm?

    thanks General, sounds like good advice. I'll keep feeding and give them some more time. And try to be more patient. :D
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    Can I help out a caught swarm?

    A friend of mine climbed 25' up a ladder to catch a small swarm. He shook them into a box as best he could, brought them down. I took them home and installed them in an 8 frame deep box with new...
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    western washington newbie

    hi everyone. great to be a new beek. I have two hives, a pkg started in late April and a nuc installed a couple weeks ago. I'm using 8 frame langstroth equipment. So far so good, can't wait for the...
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