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    I have a hive thats swarmed 3 times in the last 2...

    I have a hive thats swarmed 3 times in the last 2 weeks and is still full of bees? They always get about 40 feet ina tree were I can't get them. Last year I took off the queen cells, no swarm but no...
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    All the bees seemed fine up until a couple of...

    All the bees seemed fine up until a couple of days ago. I'm puzzled
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    My closest neighbor is a mile away and I didn't...

    My closest neighbor is a mile away and I didn't have no varroa or trachea mites, I used menthol for trachea and sticky board always for varroa and only rarely see varroa.
    Weird. Thanks
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    The last few days my bees were active and flying...

    The last few days my bees were active and flying when it got warm enough, now there are about 2 pounds of dead bees on the ground and on the bottom board making entry and exit impossible to the bees....
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    Thanks, Now I see eggs she's doin well and not...

    Thanks, Now I see eggs she's doin well and not missin a cell.
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    I used a 2 frame observation hive to raise a...

    I used a 2 frame observation hive to raise a queen, 8 days after emerging I noticed her looking down into a cell and then turning around and laying an egg, but when she moved there was no egg.
    ...
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  8. Thread: New queen.

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    I just had a new queen hatch in a 2 frame observ....

    I just had a new queen hatch in a 2 frame observ. hive, she's almost the size of a worker bee just a hair larger with the slender tail. I was wondering will she be ok or not.

    To raise her I took 1...
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    I believe they will all stay there until they...

    I believe they will all stay there until they would just die off in about 6 weeks, if you get a queen in 4 or 5 days you shouldn't have any problems.
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    I had 2 hives and one queen went missing so...

    I had 2 hives and one queen went missing so rather than ordering a new queen (I've ordered about 5 this year, they just disappear) I just combined them.

    Now I have 1 hive 3 brood chambers high...
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    "Beekeeping For Dummies" is a great beginners...

    "Beekeeping For Dummies" is a great beginners book. Lots of tips. A+
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    I don't think so, the last time I opened the hive...

    I don't think so, the last time I opened the hive I found the queen and she was very large I thought and when I put her back in I was very careful not to touch her. She was not clipped and someone...
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    Do Good queens just leave the hive or what? My...

    Do Good queens just leave the hive or what?

    My queen emerged and began laying 18 days later and filled the whole hive with brood, I when I say filled I MEAN FILLED it. There was rarely 1 or 2 open...
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    I have on 2 of my hives mainly because I didn't...

    I have on 2 of my hives mainly because I didn't treat this spring, and was wondering if I needed to treat.

    Both hives after a week. About 14 mites in 1 hive and about 5 mites in the other so I am...
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    I bought a mop at the dollar store thats 100%...

    I bought a mop at the dollar store thats 100% cotton, and was wondering how to make the emulsion, How much sugar? mineral oil? and do I boil it or not?
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    I went ahead and combined this hive with my...

    I went ahead and combined this hive with my other, using the newspaper method.

    Also I took an old hive that I've never used except a little last year and it had only about 4 sq. inches of...
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    But the queen is in the hive now with the laying...

    But the queen is in the hive now with the laying workers, and there is not only drone cells there are a few (35%) worker cells capped. Is it possible that their both laying?

    The Queen was an...
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    My hive superceded their queen and failed to...

    My hive superceded their queen and failed to raise another, I didn't notice this until 2 1/2 weeks after, so I ordered new queen, although worried about laying workers.

    At the time the queen was...
  19. Most people say a week to ten days, I had one...

    Most people say a week to ten days, I had one hive that I could not find the queen in after a lot of looking, so I ordered one.
    They released and killed her instantly?
    I examined the hive again and...
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    I found 2 on ebay, but they went for around $42.

    I found 2 on ebay, but they went for around $42.
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    I found a hive monitor that is basically a scale...

    I found a hive monitor that is basically a scale that you put under the hive and through the season you can monitor the weight of the hive. Do these work? Does anyone use these? If, so PLANS?
    Thanks
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    I usually just use a metal scraper or chisel,...

    I usually just use a metal scraper or chisel, after putting them in a freezer for a while, the propolis will be hard and not sticky.
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    I am having this same problem. 1 hive has half...

    I am having this same problem. 1 hive has half the bees my other hive has and they have drawn out 3 or 4 more frames of comb than the stronger hive. I don't know what's going on. I have 3-banded...
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    I thought that the queen did not feed herself,...

    I thought that the queen did not feed herself, and this was done by her attendants.
    Today I observed a queen with her head in a cell of honey eating away for about 5 minutes, is this normal?
    Also...
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    No, the hive would kill her as soon as she was...

    No, the hive would kill her as soon as she was released.
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