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    The way my buddy explained it is that he placed...

    The way my buddy explained it is that he placed the whole glob of comb and bees into and empty box.

    Can I just leave them like that? i would think not but perhaps just to overwinter. I could...
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    So my friend caught a pretty sizable hive that...

    So my friend caught a pretty sizable hive that swarmed from a neglectfull beekeeper and grew all summer. The comb is probably 2-3feet square.

    How do I get the bees into our hive boxes without...
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    ok, due to house projects I neglected the bees...

    ok, due to house projects I neglected the bees out at the farm. I took stock of things today and here is basically what I have.

    Hive #1 can't find the queen although there are few eggs and the...
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    I had a couple of frames sitting in the pumphouse...

    I had a couple of frames sitting in the pumphouse all winter (I kind of forgot about them) and this spring almost all of he cells are filled with a yellow dust like substance. It almost looks lke...
  5. while I can say that I had the same situation...

    while I can say that I had the same situation last year. after losing two Queens by trying to introduce them via a queen cage and a nuke. I finally resorted to shaking the entire hive out in the...
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    reading all the posts below I decided that I...

    reading all the posts below I decided that I should treat my hive with oxylic acid. But how?
    I saw a web page where they crimped one end of a copper tube closed, packed some acid in it, stuck the...
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    yes, will it eliminate AFB in your hives or are...

    yes, will it eliminate AFB in your hives or are the effects similar to TM? I have a recurring AFB problem that always comes back to haunt me in the winter. http://www.beesource.com/ubb/frown.gif
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    portland Oregon here--7 hives. soon to be 9 ...

    portland Oregon here--7 hives. soon to be 9 http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif
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    ummm I know this is an old post but, if you put...

    ummm I know this is an old post but, if you put the holes directly below the handle then oyu have just invented a great way to get stung when you go to lift the super off of the hive.

    Put it off...
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    Hmmm, they probably killed the new queen if there...

    Hmmm, they probably killed the new queen if there wasn't enough of "her" bees to protect her while your established hive got used to the new queens pheremones (sp?). One thing is for sure, there was...
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    you won't see brood for a week or two as the eggs...

    you won't see brood for a week or two as the eggs have to grow to larva and then be capped before they will look like typical brood.

    The queen also will look a little shinier as she doesn't have...
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    I'm raising a two new queens for my yard and...

    I'm raising a two new queens for my yard and created two very strong nucs for that purpose. I took the nucs out of the yard and plan on taking them back after the cells are closed up so when the...
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    In order for my queen marks not to fall off I...

    In order for my queen marks not to fall off I usually use a hot glue gun to glue a shiny little sequin to her back.

    LMAO...
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    I like cluster stasis as well. Or perhaps the...

    I like cluster stasis as well.

    Or perhaps the acronym MDBWHWABOHRNTT.

    "My **** bees went hungry with a bunch of honey right next to them."

    No wait, how about "shiver-itis"
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    5 hives going into winter. Two of them in a deep...

    5 hives going into winter. Two of them in a deep and medium super, the rest in two deeps. Lost two hives (the ones in a deep and medium) and the most apparent reason would be heavy amounts of...
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    two sides of an excluder. It spiked to 70...

    two sides of an excluder. It spiked to 70 degrees here yesterday so I took a look at them. The bees in the lower hive aren't really helping out upstairs. http://www.beesource.com/ubb/frown.gif
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    Dragonfly...Congrats on your winter survival...

    Dragonfly...Congrats on your winter survival rates. One thing I thought I would mention is that you may really really consider some preventive measures for mites. If your not into chemicals at...
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    In order to save a very small hive I combined it...

    In order to save a very small hive I combined it with a stronger hive about two weeks ago. They have accepted the new queen and due to recent spactacular weather, the hive is really thumping and...
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    I'm with Michael (as most people seem to be). ...

    I'm with Michael (as most people seem to be).

    If it were me I might try to swap some of the full frames of honey on the top super with some built out comb or foundation.

    As a rule of thumb, I...
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    Well I solved the problem yesterday when I went...

    Well I solved the problem yesterday when I went out to the bee yard with this years medications. I was planning on putting the nuc in the house and installing a 3/4" clear rubber tube between the...
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    One of my 6 hives is extremely small and...

    One of my 6 hives is extremely small and dwindling fast (about 1 frame of bees). Over the last week (cold and rainy) there was a considerable amount of dead bees in the nuc box that I put them in...
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    ok, this is how you hive the bees. Go out on a...

    ok, this is how you hive the bees.

    Go out on a cold night and carry a really loud radio with you. Wear sun glasses so you don't get stung in the eyes, but shorts and sandles is about all the...
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    Thanks for the info guys. At first I thought it...

    Thanks for the info guys. At first I thought it would be nice to just sit in the yard on a sunny day and build my little hive frames. After about a 100 or so I decided that building frames and...
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    I must start by saying that I'm not lazy and I...

    I must start by saying that I'm not lazy and I did do a search before posting this question http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif but I still never found a definative answer.

    I have wood and...
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    Bats carry rabbies but it does not kill them. ...

    Bats carry rabbies but it does not kill them.

    the bats in the barn and not the bat box is a common scenario, they are somewhat reluctant to start using the boxes..
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