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    Re: Secondary Swarm?

    I have them in boxes with a combination of old comb, and new foundation, plus we pulled one frame of brood for each from our "alpha" hive, and place in each box. So I'm waiting to see what happens. ...
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    Re: Secondary Swarm?

    We did leave numerous queen cells in the original hive. I'll be checking on the boxes in the next couple of days, as the weather is now beginning to actually turn spring like! We didn't check for...
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    Secondary Swarm?

    I had a very strong hive swarm on the the 21st. I was able to capture and place in a deep box with old comb and some honey/ pollen frames. It was my first swarm capture, and the box is looking good,...
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    Re: First winter loss... :(

    Like Durstlight, I've lost one on my two hives.. I checked in on them two days ago to find a fairly small cluster, with empty honey cells all around them, while full frames of honey were directly...
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    Re: Winter Kill Already

    I have a situation similar to yours Currier!. My question is this.. what do I do with the dead hive? Clean out the bees? uncap the comb that was untouched for the other hives to rob, or hang up in...
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    Re: Ants in my top feeder

    I have the cinder blocks now. When I build the stand, I placed landscape cloth down, put river pebbles around the cinder block with 2X4 cross bars.. now it seems as if I have an ant superhighway...
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    Ants in my top feeder

    How is everyone else keeping these small ants from swarming up to the top feeder? Does the ground cinnamon really work? any other suggestions would be welcome.
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