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    Re: FREEZING!!! Install ?

    same thing with the weather down here, I would not spray or shake the bee out, what I did was put the queen cage on the center frame and maybe 2 cups of bees on top of her, then I placed the package...
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    Re: So how did I do?

    you could put another cell into B and 2 more in a nuc ( if you want to expand) and let 2 in hive A to guard against secondary swarms which they do sometimes when there are too many virgin queens. ...
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    Re: Whats should I be expecting

    agree, no eggs because she stops laying so she can fly, once swarm cell is capped they are ready to leave, find her quick like FlowerPlanter said and you may stop them from swarming
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    Re: 1st time beekeeper from PA

    Welcome RobA from central Pa. good luck with the bees.
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    Poorly Mated Queen

    does anyone know if I take a overwinter queen that was poorly mated last summer and raise queens from her during a flow (assuming that getting mated would not be a problem) would I get a better queen...
  6. Re: ML 1 Gallon Frame Feeder- Fit in a 10 Frame Deep

    I'm running the same feeder and I just install a follower board along the outside next to the feeder, just used a piece of 1/2" ply if I would have shaved a frame down then too much room when the...
  7. Re: Some worker bees seem a lot bigger than others...

    just older bees.
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    Re: Is this a dead queen?

    whats the eyes look like, drone eyes touch in the center of the head, the tail looks rounded like a drone but the wing length looks like a queen.
  9. Re: to hive or not to hive (today due to wind)?

    I too hived a couple packages from mann lake yesterday, same thing with the wind and all, so I just pulled the queen cage removed the cork hung her on a frame, dumped some on her cage then just...
  10. Re: Bees won't pull new comb or use pulled comb

    when you move some brood up keep it above the bottom brood, brood over brood.
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    Re: Think I Quit Feeding Too Soon

    the queen will do what the hive needs, if there is no nectar and pollen coming in she's not going to lay eggs if there's no food for the larva
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    Queens Coming Soon

    I have 3 queens coming soon, I was going to re queen 3 of my hives, well, lost 3 out of 4, yes I did treat in aug. so I have 2 nucs coming also, my question is can I start these 3 queens in a queen...
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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    ck out NWNJ Beekepers, they just had a speaker name I think was Tom Jodczak Maine state apiarist, hes been on the job since late 80s to this day he said they have never seen a dead out caused by...
  14. Re: Have my first Queen Cells - Now what? ***Pictures***

    there are peeps on here that a bunch more experience than I do, but some things I just know, with 3 and maybe more queen cells the hive is already geared to swarm, destroying cells will do nothing to...
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    Re: When did CCD problem start

    CCD = 2006 varroa mite = 1986
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    Re: New Beekeeper From Northern NJ

    hi Justin and good luck, check out the NWNJ beekeepers site on you tube, they video everything, I have watched about every video they have on their site very professional and lots of information
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    Re: New Beek

    Welcome and good luck from up here in Yankee Land, lol, just be careful of some of those you tube bee keepers, some of them are newbies also and video what they do, doesn't mean its the right thing...
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    Re: installing package bees

    Seeing you're out in Cali, you may need that supper this year, I started out a package in 8 frame equipment here in Pa.on May 1 and got 4 frames of honey from them end of July, I did not use a queen...
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    Re: Wind Chill - Cover or not?

    I would put some weight on the telescopic cover, hives look ready for the Arctic
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    Speaking as a newbie, I feel that if you are serious about the hobby you stay with it, how many peeps take up tennis and a couple years latter the racket is sitting in the closet, I got into this...
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    Re: May 18th too late?

    Last year was my first and had ordered 2 nucs and 1 package, with the wicked winter we had may 30 was my first bees and it was the package, they grew to 3 deeps and a medium super that was full of...
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    Re: My hive scale - help

    how about a 3 foot or hog hanger as we call them easily moved from hive to hive, if you dont know what I'm talking about try the web, it should show 3 pole connected at the top,
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    Re: DIY hive lifter

    hey there johno how about using an old fashion hog hanger, its tree poles attached at the top you can straddle over the hive for lifting heavy loads like hogs or and engine we had a chain about 1/3...
  24. Re: Greetings from the beautiful Laurel Highlands!

    you are correct when you say the Highlands are beautiful, good luck, and just a note about starting with 5 colonies, I started with 4 and was glad I did, could moves frames of brood to weaker hives...
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    Re: New member from Western Pennsylvania

    another welcome to ya from south central pa. and yes there are vast realms of knowledge on this forum and everyone gets involved to answer questions, a great help to those of us lacking experience,...
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