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  1. Should I screen the entrance of my split??

    Hey all,
    I just made a split from a very strong hive. I tried this about 2-months ago but by the end of the day,all of the bees had drifted back to the original hive and I was left with only a few...
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    Re: Welcome party or death sentence?

    The curiosity got the best of me. I went back in for a quick peek and I saw her! She was still on the same frame but she wasn't really being harassed..so I guess that's a good thing.

    @ Michael-I...
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    Welcome party or death sentence?

    So,today I decided to remove my queen from her push in cage. I have had her in the hive now for 4-days. I'm trying to re-queen my newer hive that turned into a laying worker hive.

    I did a...
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    Re: Laying Worker Question

    I ran into this problem both last year and this year. Last year,my hive swarmed,I stupidly destroyed all queen cells ( not knowing what they really were as it was my first year),so the hive went...
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    Should I err on the side of patience?

    Okay,so a couple of weeks ago I did a walk away split. I took 2-frames that had queen cells on them and placed them in a new hive. I went back in today and found the queen cells open and lots of...
  6. Re: So confused and frustrated..I feel like giving up.

    Wow! Thanks for the replies!

    Okay,here's what I did and what I'm going to do;

    Today,the weather has really taken a turn for cold,windy and rainy. I didn't want to mess with them really at all...
  7. Re: So confused and frustrated..I feel like giving up.

    Thanks again.

    Should I get that excluder off of the bottom and allow them to swarm? I'm guessing that she wouldn't be able to make it very far with being clipped. That way I can scoop her up (...
  8. Re: So confused and frustrated..I feel like giving up.

    Thanks for the replies. So,now there is a TON of bees sitting out on the front of the old hive and the new hive seems fine. Are these nurse bees trying to make it back in or is it an army of ticked...
  9. So confused and frustrated..I feel like giving up.

    Okay,let's see if I can get all of this in and explained correctly. I know that keeping bees is all about trial and error,but I just need some assurance here that many of you have been there/done...
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    Re: Clipped queen wants to swarm!

    I'm actually making a nuc right now as we speak! Is it really as easy as IRMO states? I have gone through my boxes and finding that clipped queen seems just about impossible now. Michael, I'm going...
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    Clipped queen wants to swarm!

    Hey all,
    I have tried to find any and all info pertaining to this but I have come up with no real answers yet so I hope that y'all can help me. I'm going into my second year of keeping bees. After...
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    Partial supers for winter feeding?

    Howdy all,
    Quick question. I was wondering if I can add a super with only 1-2 frames at a time until the bees need to use them? I had some issues this year with my hive ( swarm/queenless/laying...
  13. Re: Anyone ever have any luck re-queening after a shake out?

    Well,without jinxing myself,I went into the hive today and checked on the queen. She was still tucked away in her push in cage and there were eggs!!! I was so happy to see that she began laying. I...
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    A shake out in the rain

    Okay,well I received my new queen today from BeeWeaver and she's a real beauty. I didn't want to leave her majesty in that cage of hers any longer so I decided to go ahead with the shake out today....
  15. Anyone ever have any luck re-queening after a shake out?

    I had no luck with my ladies re-queening themselves or with the first replacement,mated queen. I want to try one last time with doing a shake out as my hive has now become victim to the laying worker...
  16. Re: Laying worker hive..I thought that I did everything right.

    I don't really have access to a nuc..the only option for me to actually have bees through the winter is if I drive about 2-hours east and back to pick up an established colony with a queen. All nucs...
  17. Re: Laying worker hive..I thought that I did everything right.

    Thanks for the replies. I have tried to get some sort of mentor to come out and help but it always seems to fall through. I was just reading about the shake out/re-introduction method. Do you think...
  18. Laying worker hive..I thought that I did everything right.

    Hello all,
    So recently,well within the past 2-months,I went through some tough times with my ladies. This was my first year as a beek and I guess I didn't quite "get it". I lost my queen to a swarm...
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    What to do with all of this nectar?

    Hey all,
    So, in the midst of trying to make room for my new queen to lay new eggs ( fingers crossed!), I needed to remove a few frames that were completely nectar bound. I assume that it was nectar...
  20. Re: I have that sinking feeling...looking for ANY advice.

    Wow! Thanks for the replies. Quick question: So I should just put the empty super on top of the 3-mediums? My only concern is the amount of excessive space that there will be until they establish a...
  21. Re: I have that sinking feeling...looking for ANY advice.

    I plan on buying new equipment for next year as I do want to keep at least 2 hives. What should I do with all of those frames filled with pollen and nectar? It seems that she will have no place to...
  22. I have that sinking feeling...looking for ANY advice.

    Hey guys,I really need some help..let me break it down for you.
    So,this is my first year keeping bees and I have run across some issues. I hived my first package of bees this year and they built up...
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    Howdy y'all from Austin,Texas

    Hello to all,
    I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a new beekeeper living down here in Austin,Tx. I currently only have one hive and it seems that I have at least a hundred new questions pop up...
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