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    What causes bees to form comb like this?

    This is on plastic pierco frames. I see this frequently, pain in the butt to extract, and often gets too big causing the adjoining frames to not be drawn out well.
    Should they be scraped as soon as...
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    Finman are you sure that what you call chalkbrood...

    Finman are you sure that what you call chalkbrood is actually rather chilled-dead brood?
    I thought I had chalkbrood until someone with more knowledge showed me they were just chilled and had died.
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    Don't let anyone leave the farm before a sample...

    Don't let anyone leave the farm before a sample of your honey.
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    Different good. As a product for sale I try to...

    Different good. As a product for sale I try to see through the consumers eyes. I think it will not be an issue.
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    It doesn't look/taste bad, but it is different...

    It doesn't look/taste bad, but it is different than storebought. Thanks for the help!
  6. Also- when doing this, and having them into the...

    Also- when doing this, and having them into the super above- would it be best to give them an empty super directly above the nest so they don't become hindered by any honey storage above? Thanks...
  7. Thread: 2 queen hives?

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    Is it true that two queen hives will become more...

    Is it true that two queen hives will become more vigorous if kept together with a queen excluder?
    Aside from the top entrance- should there be any other special entrance for the upper hive or will...
  8. If I take the queen excluders out (kept over 2...

    If I take the queen excluders out (kept over 2 brood boxes) will it be a pain when it comes to extracting time? Will she generally/naturally stay in the bottom 2-3 brood booxes?
    It's a short...
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    While doing a crush and strain I came across...

    While doing a crush and strain I came across mustard yellow pollen. I tried to keep it out but a small amount got in. It's just for me so it's not an issue- but it does look cloudy.
    Is it normal for...
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    Can the queen live a few days in the cage before...

    Can the queen live a few days in the cage before being placed into a hive?
    She was put in Monday, and now won't be installed till Thursday.
    Thanks again.
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    Thanks very much for the help.

    Thanks very much for the help.
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    I'd be removing brood and honey frames out of...

    I'd be removing brood and honey frames out of some existing hives, along with the workers/foragers with those frames.
    From past experience I've found the foragers will generally go back leaving the...
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    I read up to page 20- seems nobody has asked this...

    I read up to page 20- seems nobody has asked this or anything similar.
    I have two queens in cages with nurse bees. I'd like to put each into a 10 frame brood box. I have plenty of brood/pollen/honey...
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    Thanks for the tips. I will keep on queen watch...

    Thanks for the tips. I will keep on queen watch for the time being. Not worth losing the new queens and ending up keeping the old ones.
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    I'm 99% sure they are completely queenless. No...

    I'm 99% sure they are completely queenless. No eggs whatsoever, and I have been through each frame of each hive and no queens appeared.
    We are actually in a strobng honeyflow right now. There wwere...
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    They have been queenless for an unknown amount of...

    They have been queenless for an unknown amount of time. The queens were garbage- swarming, poor egg production. They were old and I'm told inbred.
    There are only a handful of capped worker cells...
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    As my two hives about to be requeened have been...

    As my two hives about to be requeened have been queenless for sometime, it sounds like they may not be open to new queens.
    If that's the case- how about this.
    I'll make up nucs for the new queens,...
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    Thanks for the help. I wasn't aware of that....

    Thanks for the help. I wasn't aware of that. Would it be best then to make basically a nuc with brood/honey and the new queen, then in about 1 week use the newspaper method into the queenless hives?...
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    I have two queenless hives, they are backfilling...

    I have two queenless hives, they are backfilling the nest full of small amounts of honey. I'm going out today to make 100% sure they are queenless, and to squish any possible queen cells. So far all...
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    Dangerous pastime for someone deathly allergic to...

    Dangerous pastime for someone deathly allergic to bees.
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    Thanks for that.

    Thanks for that.
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    It seems they aren't readily available this year....

    It seems they aren't readily available this year. Any source ideas? Thanks for any help.
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    It seems like a bad year to get queens. Beemaid...

    It seems like a bad year to get queens. Beemaid is out and the closest other store is also out.
    I'm only looking for 2, if anyone has any ideas.
    Thanks!
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    Thanks so much. The supers are a mix of pulled...

    Thanks so much.
    The supers are a mix of pulled and foundation- there is in my opinion enough drawn comb to allow acceptance and they have just started getting up there. But I could be wrong there....
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    Thanks for the help. The open queen cells did...

    Thanks for the help.
    The open queen cells did not contain larvae- just royal jelly.

    I did use the newspaper method. One of the two may have been queenless- so there should have been one queen in...
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