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  1. Re: At what point do I check to make sure hive has a queen during initial comb buildi

    I guess patience is the only thing right now.
    There are some important signs of queenlessness; a 'howling' colony, they'll buzz at a slightly higher pitch, which will sound long if you tap the hive...
  2. Re: At what point do I check to make sure hive has a queen during initial comb buildi

    Well, since you said you've put the bees in a couple of weeks ago (I'm guessing that means 2 weeks), and you found open brood today; I think you do have a laying queen. In my experience it takes 3 to...
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    Re: TopBar hive Bars

    It works fine for me. But I do use string (1mm), not rope. Wool srings may remain a bit too 'fussy' to my liking, so nylon or some other non 'fussy' string will be ok. Although they're doing great...
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    Re: Splitting a hive twice?

    I have mason jars ready, thanks for the advice :thumbsup:

    Vance G.: Thanks, I'm scrolling through it right now :D
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    Re: Splitting a hive twice?

    Thanks, will do!
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    Splitting a hive twice?

    Hello everybody,
    A couple of days ago I've split my relatively large hive. I've put the queen with some honeycombs in a top bar hive, leaving the old colony with the broodnest and foraging bees to...
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    Swarm took off after catching?

    Hello fellow beekeepers,

    Last friday I caught a huge swarm (ten frames worth of bees) at my apiary :thumbsup:.
    I placed them in a hive (ten frames with foundation), and moved it five meters back...
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    Re: If I just walked away?

    Read about the Gotland-study of Ingemar Fries (2006). He did exactly that, left them alone for over ten years. Result was healthy hives, with a smaller broodnest and suppressed varroa mite...
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    Re: Problem splitting a hive

    Thanks MDS & Michael, great site btw :)
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    Problem splitting a hive

    Hi everybody,

    This is my third year in beekeeping, and definitely not the last, since I'm loving every minute of it.
    I'm currently performing a study to Varroa tolerance at a University in...
  11. Re: Cool Close-up pics of the birth of a bee, Larvae, and more!

    Thanks guys, I'll post more pics later :)
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    Re: eggs and different stages of larvae

    Great photo!:thumbsup:
  13. Re: Cool Close-up pics of the birth of a bee, Larvae, and more!

    Thanks guys! I have a lot more in store, so I'll probably post more pictures soon :)
  14. Re: Cool Close-up pics of the birth of a bee, Larvae, and more!

    Thx!:D

    Canon eos 40D with a 100mm Macro lens I borrow from my father :)
  15. Re: Cool Close-up pics of the birth of a bee, Larvae, and more!

    http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq134/chillipet/2copy.jpg
    More pollen


    http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq134/chillipet/4copy.jpg
    Pollen pollen pollen

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  16. Cool Close-up pics of the birth of a bee, Larvae, and more!

    My Girlfriend took these amazing shots last week during the spring-inspection.


    http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq134/chillipet/5copy.jpg
    Larvae

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    Hello, All the way from holland!

    Hi Guys,

    My name is Michiel, I'm 20 years old, and I'm from The Netherlands.
    This is my first year as a beekeeper, and I'm addicted allready, I can't wait till the next inspection:D
    I also have...
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