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    Re: where to buy bees

    Good luck to you
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    Re: where to buy bees

    A lot of your criteria seem difficult to nail down, and harder to verify. How will you know if the bees have the proper micro flora? How will you know the exact genetics, or if they've been...
  3. Re: What Kind of Bottom Board with Top Entrance?

    I've got an open SBB, full length bottom entrance (10 frame), inch wide top entrance, and a quilt box. My bees with that setup have been building like gangbusters.
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    Re: Did they kill the queen? (Package install)

    If she had been laying the first time and you missed it, you would at least have some pretty old larvae by now and I think you would have seen it. Consider cutting out some comb with eggs and...
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    Re: Did they kill the queen? (Package install)

    I don't think that you have anything to be worried about yet. Did you look for eggs? How do you know that the comb is drawn to drone size? Often the queen will not begin laying immediately. I would...
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    Re: need advise asap please

    Sounds like that brood and those bees will die at some point, so you'd be wise to cut your losses. I would shake the bees off near the entrance and let them find their way in. You could try and cut...
  7. Thread: New super?

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    Re: New super?

    The comb between boxes isn't abnormal, especially when they're running low on room. The 100 degree temps may help you separate the boxes since the wax will be soft. What's the wintering...
  8. Thread: New super?

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    Re: New super?

    It sounds like they need more room regardless of what size you choose. If I were you, I would use a second deep. That way, when you want to split the hive to make more colonies, the frames between...
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    Re: Are they going to swarm?

    I'm a backyard beekeeper so I'm not sure I want to make too much increase, but I appreciate that thought. I could make an additional nuc. I may just do that. I have very little drawn comb so I don't...
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    Re: Are they going to swarm?

    I left several. I don't know the exact count but I'd say there's probably at least five or so. Should I let them develop a little and then pinch them in a week? That way the cells are more developed...
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    Re: Are they going to swarm?

    Hi AR, thanks for the tip on putting me the frames in twos. I did that this morning and found her four frames in. I made a split, removed queen cups and cells in the split, and drove them a few miles...
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    Re: suprise for my fiancee

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page5.html

    These are some of the kits from mann lake. They have free shipping on orders over 100 dollars, and that is a pretty big deal. ...
  13. Thread: Bee Waterer

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    Re: Bee Waterer

    I find that if I disturb my bees while they're taking water from my bird bath that they will fly around a bit, but I don't find them to be aggressive.
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    Are they going to swarm?

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    Hello, please see the images I've attached. Each of these vertical cups has an egg in it. The bees seem to be putting new white wax on the sides of the cups. I'm only in my second...
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    Re: Honey may have fermented

    Thank you both
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    Re: Honey may have fermented

    Maybe the fermented smell was my imagination. It was faint. Any way to check that it's fermenting?
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    Re: Honey may have fermented

    Thank you!
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    Re: Honey may have fermented

    I know the source of the honey. It came from my mentor who recently passed. So, while he's not here to ask, I have no reason to believe that he had AFB. His wife tells me his bees were inspected by...
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    Honey may have fermented

    I came into about a gallon of honey. The honey was given to me in a jar and there was a note that said check moisture. I expect that was because the honey had granulated, and perhaps it was never...
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    Re: First time pkg install!! Questions

    Hi Angie, this is only my second season. The only thing I can tell you for sure is that you will get different opinions on nearly any question about any aspect of beekeeping. Feeding is definitely...
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    Thank you David. I'm in a bee club, but we haven't had our first outdoor meeting yet and the mentor I've been working with has recently passed. So, I'm floundering a bit in my first spring. Thanks...
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    I appreciate you taking the time to explain, David. It does seem like the general consensus is that queen cups mean nothing, though. So I guess the only real thing to do is continue to monitor them...
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    David, can you expound on this a bit? I'm not sure what you mean. What do you define as success? For me, success is to keep this hive from swarming, take some honey, and get them prepared for...
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    When I remove frames of brood, do I take the bees on that frame with it?
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    Re: Queen cups and swarming

    I've got about all of the bees My backyard can handle, and I would like some honey. Aside from supering, what else can be done? Should I consider taking brood to boost other colonies?
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