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    Re: young bees dying during emergence

    yes, Michael, it looks like you took photos of my hive! Weird!

    I have done a bunch of research on this since then... looks like I can treat for the mites, but if the virus is already established,...
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    Poll: Re: A different take on a hive setup

    I have removed quite a few feral colonies from trees, houses, etc. I have seen some that had vertical comb almost 3 feet high and others where the comb was only 6-8 inches high, but ran for over 6...
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    young bees dying during emergence

    I have 6 hives in my main beeyard. upon inspection a few days ago, I noticed that one hive had quite a few young bees, heads sticking out through the cap, but no sign of life. the frames with these...
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    If they were being robbed, I would expect them to...

    If they were being robbed, I would expect them to be more irritable. Even as numbers dwindle, they don't seem to be any more aggresive than any of my other hives. Also, I have not seen any of the...
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    Is there anyway I could determine if these bees...

    Is there anyway I could determine if these bees had been sprayed with pesticide when I wasn't looking? What would the symptoms be?

    I don't want to think about the possibility of intentional...
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    I left work Friday evening with a queen and...

    I left work Friday evening with a queen and enough bees to cover about 3/4 of one frame (on each side) still active in the observation hive. I came in this morning (Monday) to find no queen and only...
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    Right now, the colony is in rapid decline. They...

    Right now, the colony is in rapid decline. They are now only tending to brood on one frame out of 4 and I think there are wax worms in the lowest frame. The frame below where they are currently...
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    Observation hive deterioration

    I have a 4 frame vertical observation hive in a classroom at the outdoor school where I work. Last year's hive dwindled and eventually died off in March.
    I cleaned the hive out, and put three...
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    You may have discovered the best way to get...

    You may have discovered the best way to get started beekeeping! You have hive pieces and you have bees... with no $ invested. If this hive dies for some reason, you are still back where you started...
  10. Thread: Outer covers

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    Outer covers

    I want to build my own outer (telescoping) covers for my hives, but I am having a hard time locating acceptable metal (aluminum flashing-type) to cover the wood with. The only flashing or Aluminum...
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    removing bees (permanently)

    On Monday, I removed a hive of bees that I thought was an open-air hive. They had built comb about twice as large as a basketball under the eaves of an elementary school building. I used a bee-vac...
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    Okay, I decided to try a not-too-scientific...

    Okay, I decided to try a not-too-scientific experiment. I have a modular 4 frame observation hive in a classroom at the outdoor school where I work. http://bylers.tripod.com/obshive.htm

    I...
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    I have a obs. hive at the outdoor school where I...

    I have a obs. hive at the outdoor school where I work. The entrance faces north and there is a sidewalk just outside and then a large pine tree on the other side of the sidewalk. I have seen...
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    Rotating the frame up does not address the...

    Rotating the frame up does not address the problem of the dead brood in the bottom frame. I thought about rotating it up higher, but I was afraid that there might be something wrong with the bottom...
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    The observation hive was new in March and has...

    The observation hive was new in March and has been going strong all summer. The entrance is at the top, just above the top frame, but to one side.

    They have has gotten over populated several...
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    Hello, I have a new 4-deep frame observation...

    Hello,

    I have a new 4-deep frame observation hive in a classroom at the Outdoor School where I work. the bees have done great in it all summer. In the last week or so, I have noticed that the...
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    Sorry, false alarm. I talked more to the...

    Sorry, false alarm. I talked more to the homeowner tonight and turns out it was a swarm that had hung out on her fence for a few hours and then left, so it is no longer a problem for her and she no...
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    I got a call from someone today who is looking...

    I got a call from someone today who is looking for a beekeeper to remove honeybees from a building near Mason, Michigan (south of Lansing). I would do it, but it is too far away to be feasible for...
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    I work at an environmental education center. On...

    I work at an environmental education center. On the property, I have an observation hive and recently I also moved in a regular [2 deep] hive. Both are doing well and neither has swarmed this year....
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    Chris, I agree with Walt. Try to find (or...

    Chris,

    I agree with Walt. Try to find (or build) a beevac. I took a hive out of a house last summer. Spent a day and a half trying to [carefully] remove the comb and put it in a hivebox. Got...
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    Interesting idea... Do you use rabbit joints...

    Interesting idea...

    Do you use rabbit joints for the corners or just butt them? Do you screw or nail them together? I would be worried about delamination at the corners due to fasteners...
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    One other reason to go with Glass over plexiglass...

    One other reason to go with Glass over plexiglass is when cleaning off any burr comb that is built, it scrapes right off the glass with a razerblade or hivetool, but either of those instruments would...
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    xC0000005, I read your link to your "the drive...

    xC0000005,
    I read your link to your "the drive to thrive" posting. Incredible! I laughed. I cried. I even learned a few things! Great writing.

    Thank you.
    -Jason
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    Cool Photo, Pete! Has anyone else noticed more...

    Cool Photo, Pete! Has anyone else noticed more of these spiders this year than normal? I am finding 3 or 4 of them between the inner and outer cover every time I go in the hive. I kill them when I...
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    Todd, Thanks for the link. I thought I...

    Todd,

    Thanks for the link. I thought I remembered reading a thread about this, but couldn't find it in the search. Thanks.

    -Jason
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