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    Re: Package bees keep leaving...

    UPDATE: Hi everyone...sorry...didnt get an email so didnt know I had responses!!??!! I have a closed floor, but I do have observation windows, but they are covered. Wood came from Home Depot and...
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    Thanks Lburou. I may need some help.
    Maryland and rtoney: At first I had the hive down to 10 bars, they left, then to about 20 bars, they left, now back to 10. Should I disturb them to reduce...
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    There is definitely something they don’t like...hive, too many houses, neighbor’s dog that sometimes barks...
    The hive is completely closed now but not near air tight. Its now in full shade from...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Well, I just put 10,000 of my closest friends back in their home. I could have sworn I heard a small crowd say, "Not AGAIN!" Everything is cedar. Maybe I'm as hard...
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    This hive is all I have..just built it. I wish I new of someone about to split a TBH that needs a colony for a Lang hive. Our stories do sound similar Bakk! Anyway...should I go ahead and try a...
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    LEFT AGAIN!!??!! Just caught them...still in the cardboard box. They left about 30 sq inches of comb, 3 drones, and roughy 40 workers???!!?? Would be tempted to sell. I'm at wits end here. Any...
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    UPDATE: Entrance is open. Last night I put the hive legs on flat pieces of wood and piled DE around the legs to make sure the ants would have to crawl through it to get to the legs. This...
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    GOOD NEWS! Bubbles was right! I do see a tip of a comb already about 4 inches top to bottom. Bad news is now I have ants crawling in to get to the sugar water. I know sitting the legs in oil is...
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    Re: Package bees keep leaving...

    UPDATE: I added water, shade, and found some old piecies of sticky comb in the box they came in. I rubbed the comb on the top bar guides and stuck very small pieces on. I opened the entrance to let...
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    Re: Package bees keep leaving...

    I'll spray some water in when I get home and move them to shade for tomorrow. Thanks for the tips. Should I go back to only 10 bars? Maybe increase the sugar ratio?
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    Re: Package bees keep leaving...

    Thanks for the tips. I'll try the oil. Where the bottom board meets the sides there is a small crack the length of the board. They actually line it at times, maybe blowing in air? I'm near Dallas...
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    Re: Package bees keep leaving...

    I actually asked for that but he was reluctant to part w it.
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    Re: Package bees keep leaving...

    Thanks for responding. I am using about an 1/8 sliver of wood that's part of the top bars. I used a table saw to just rip a little off. They aren't exactly straight but does "hang" down a little. No...
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    Package bees keep leaving...

    Hi everyone... I'm new at this so any help is appreciated. I built a cedar TBH and added about 2 lbs of bees last Saturday that a beekeeper shook from an existing L hive. We both saw the queen...
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