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    Re: Installed my first package today

    Knox, Clarion County 3 1/2 hours or so north of you.
  2. Thread: Hi from Ohio

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Hi from Ohio

    Welcome!
  3. Re: Tried something different with OTS this afternoon

    You know there are a lot of new beekeepers on this site, and many of them may not know that On The Spot = OTS. It would be nice for you to exert the effort to type it out one time. So they can...
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    Re: Replace virgin Queen?

    Are there larva in the drone cells?
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    Re: Refresh me on laying dates?

    If your Vision is not sharp you will never see eggs. In fact larva 2 days and under may be very difficult, add to that you are looking at new white comb and the problem is vastly compounded. so it is...
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    Re: Thought I moved them the right way!

    Why did you keep them shut up for a week? A day would have been enough, The bees flew out and came back they are instinctively headed to the old home when they do not see it they circle to see if...
  7. Re: first really good inspection after install.

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    If you have room in a freezer store them there, If not try to freeze them for a few days to kill any moth eggs, then place then in a plastic storage box that seals well...
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    Re: Installed my first package today

    Listen to what ruthiesbbes said.. It was 28F last night In my area of Pa, you are near the laurel highlands so I would imagine you got close to that. I have picked bees up off the snow blown my warm...
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    Re: Honeybee v Honey bee

    Been there done that last season!
  10. Thread: nuc time

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    Re: nuc time

    Indefinite! You can place frames of brood into a nuc indefinitely before a queen has to be installed. However if those frames contain eggs or larva under 4 days old the bees will install a queen...
  11. Re: Question about combined swarms and queenless swarm combined with another swarm

    There are times when a queen will lay multiple eggs in a single cell, if there is not ample comb available in a new hive she will do so. I have seen this happen with packages. I till only tale 10...
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    Re: Who lays the drone cells?

    Not much is absolute in nature. Failing queens may decrease production or even cease altogether without laying drones. Since the presence of pheromone produced by brood and the queen inhibit the...
  13. Thread: Newbie in NH

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Newbie in NH

    Welcome!
    A smoker and protective clothing is basic beekeeping equipment, although not every bit is necessary at all times a veil is pretty much essential. I am no more impressed by one who works...
  14. Re: first really good inspection after install.

    You can probably put those frames of honey away for later during dearth, bees rarely take honey in the spring...
  15. Re: Do bees draw some comb before the queen is released?

    :thumbsup: that's what I would do! sometimes they do sometime not.
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    Re: Swinger from CA to MS

    Most of the swingers I know Drive! :lpf:
  17. Re: One month in and I think my package is trying to requeen itself

    I doubt it is 6 or 7 day old larva in a queen cell,, the oldest larva can be in an uncapped queen cell is 5.5 Days usually 4.5. A drone can go 7.5 usually 6.5.
    Sure they are not drone cells. Got...
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    Re: Newbie from Western Colorado

    Maybell is north west Colorado. Just west of Craig, Spittin distance from Baggs Wyoming and Sh&^%in distance from Vernal Utah as the local saying goes. Our claim to fame is tee shirts sold at the...
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    Re: New emerging bees...

    well I kind of knew that at one time but got a bit ahead of myself, someone was yelling to let the dog in. But my mind is as sharp as a tack, Knock On wood. Knock Knock. Come IN!
  20. Re: Caught a swarm. Any clue as to the type of honey bees?

    The reality of bee genetics is there are few places in the country where bees can be isolated enough to guarantee with 100% certainty the genetic purity. Many bees are simply classified by genetic...
  21. Re: trying to become beekeeper with feral bees in tampa fl

    And rubber band what comb they have along brood into frames and place them in the hive.
  22. Re: Odfrank finally admits he's been wrong about packages!

    I bought a queen from Zs for my Observation hive, It is 8 deep frames, and the pattern look the same as that on deeps...
  23. Re: New guy question. Bees still in package after 3 days in hive.

    First let me welcome you to the site.
    Now let me welcome you to the world of modern beekeeping. The main difference between old time beekeeping and modern beekeeping is, now we have the...
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    Re: bee vac tube clog

    It is fairly easy. do not vacuum up honey and such. vacuum up bees, it's a bee vac. I actually use mine very little, I move the comb with existing bees from the outside of the cut out toward the...
  25. Re: Confused about queen piping I heard in my hive

    When I first started with bees the standard procedure was to replace overwintered queens with fresh newly mated queens, annually. young queen are less likely to swarm. However, if crowded even young...
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