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    Moving bees -What could of happened??

    I moved two hives this weekend from Sac' to Reno. One hive is very active and flying the other seems to be a bit reserved and not flying as much. Both hives consist of two deeps. I haven't had...
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    Moving Hive in the Middle of a FLOW!

    Hello!

    Ummm......my bees are making honey, I have 4-5 deeps capped at this point in time and am moving. I can leave the hives where they are or move them, the new location has a ton of Alfalfa...
  3. Thread: Drone Cells???

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    Thanks, they are horizontal!

    Thanks, they are horizontal!
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    There are a lot of them though......would they...

    There are a lot of them though......would they really lay that many queen cells between the top and bottom box??
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    Drone Cells???

    OK

    Probably yet another "dumb" question, but I have to ask it:

    I went through the hives the other day and when I seperated the top box from the bottom box there were cells in the middle space...
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    MEAN hive Question

    OK:

    I have a hive that is the product of a swarm, I had thought that it was queenless because it was so angry and aggressive when I would inspect it. I went through it the other day and there is...
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    Thanks for the replies, my bees are building...

    Thanks for the replies, my bees are building these structures BETWEEN the super and the second brood chamber - I believe that they are drone cells none-the-less but am of course a NEW beek and...
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    Swarm Cells re-visited

    OK, yet another question:

    I went through the box (3 deeps) for a weekly inspection, when I took the super off to inspect the second box I noticed some cell structure that was being built between...
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    Apricot and Peach Blooms

    Hello again!

    Ummmm.......I have some GI-NORMOUS apricot and peach trees in my yard and was wondering whether the bees are targeting pollen or nectar from this source? From what I have gathered...
  10. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    I use dried road apples, they are plentiful in my...

    I use dried road apples, they are plentiful in my neighborhood and seem to last quite a long time in the smoker...
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    The only reason I ask is because I did a minor...

    The only reason I ask is because I did a minor inspection the other day - only took the top lid off - and noted that there was still quite a few frames of honey in the top box.

    Shouldn't they be...
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    Swapping Boxes Question ???

    Hello Again!

    I went into winter with two deeps and have heard that I should swap the boxes during the Spring.

    Spring has Sprung - Should I put the top box on the bottom? I still have a good...
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    Nuc or Package???

    Hey there!

    Another New BEEK question:

    Which will build faster in the Spring, a 4 frame Nuc or a 3 Pound package of bees??

    Thanks in advance.

    David
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    Thanks again for the advice!! My hives are on a...

    Thanks again for the advice!! My hives are on a tanish-brown dirt pad and the dead bees are REAL evident!
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    Normal Winter Attrition??

    Yet another question........

    What is the normal number of bees to have out in front of the hive?? I am still seeing <10 bees every few days. It has been pretty cold here for the last couple of...
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    Thank you for all of the advice, will use Mediums!

    Thank you for all of the advice, will use Mediums!
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    Opinion: Medium or Deep Supers???

    I have heard that the bees will sometimes not fully cap the supers when deeps are used and was considering going to mediums to prevent this from happening. I am just getting started and can change...
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    So keep feeding? Thank you in advance.

    So keep feeding?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Where is the forage going?

    OK ok, the weekly, weakly, question.

    It is in the 80's here, the girls are working hard, you can see the pollen on them when they are returning back to the hive - they are active during the day -...
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    Where does the Syrup GO?!

    OK, ok, another dumb question.........

    I have 2 deeps that are being used as a brood chamber, they are ready for winter. I have another deep on top that was going to be used for my super but they...
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    Was told to put the Supers on to feed them sugar...

    Was told to put the Supers on to feed them sugar water until they drew out the comb. I have two deeps of brood, and a deep super on top of that. Thes super box has three frames removed to...
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    HEY! What the HECK! at least I will be...

    HEY! What the HECK! at least I will be harvesting something this year! I noticed the propolis oozing out from the lid on the front of the box the other day.

    Thanks
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    OK Great! I have a strong hive so this will not...

    OK Great! I have a strong hive so this will not be an issue for me. I was starting to get concerned.

    Thank you for the education.
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    N(ew)MBEE ? (Robbing Defined and Propolis)

    Hello Again!

    Thanks for all of the previous information and knowledge I have gained from this site.

    What are we talking about when we say "robbing?" I understand how you can be robbed when...
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    Maybe I should just do Alfalfa then, I did not...

    Maybe I should just do Alfalfa then, I did not know that Clover took two years to get going. I really want something that will produce the best for the least hassle - you know how that goes!
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