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    Capped Queen cells up for grabs in CT!

    Anyone in CT need a capped queen cell for a queenless hive?
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    BeeWeaver Bees... Aggressive for you?

    Hey all;
    I've started using BeeWeavers queens, and am pleased with their performance. However, the hive I've put the queen is in very aggressive... I am wondering if other people have experienced...
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    Re: Hatching queens...

    Well, one queen hatched thus far! I am hoping to give her to a local beek who's misfortune has left him with two queenless hives. I only have two workers in with her at the moment... its hard to...
  4. Re: AZ Climber found dead covered in Bee Stings

    Save the bees, yes... just not those nasty Africanized ones!!
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    Re: Welcome party or death sentence?

    I've seen some of my bees attack a new queen. It seemed pretty obvious they werent happy with her. They climbed on her and kept curling their bodies in that tell-tale stinging position.
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    Hatching queens...

    Hi all;
    I just did a split of one hive which was getting to be very cramped conditions. I noticed a number of swarm cells towards the lower half of a couple frames... I removed the cells and have...
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    Re: Split my colony, but is it failing?

    Thanks, yeah, It seems like theres a lot less bees now.... Maybe the forager all went to the regular home. I think I can get a local queen this week, so I may add her, and put in some more bees...
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    Split my colony, but is it failing?

    Hi guys;
    I split a hive last Monday, and checked it today. I didn't see any queen cells, and I DID see drone comb where the drones had started to emerge and then seem to have died, like they ate...
  9. First new season where the bees actually LIVED...

    Checked my bees: The hive that did NOT die of idiot-induced dysentery is doing very well indeed. They are all busy on the top though... should I still reverse the deeps? Do I want the cluster on...
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    Fancy Some Bee Fiction?

    Been working on a story, though I am not a professional writer by far! Still, if you'd like to read it and/or give your two cents, you can check itout here:
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    So bees DON'T like brown sugar? ::sigh::

    Long story short, I gave them some (my bad for acting on my own "common sense" and not checking in here first!!), and one hive has some nasty dysentery... I've read there's no cure- all I can do is...
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    Newspaper Combine- 4 deeps?

    Would it be recommended to do a newspaper combine with four deeps during the winter? I have one still-queenless hive and only one other hive

    Also, and this may be a stupid question, what are the...
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    Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    What are the benefits of doing a newspaper combine?
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    Best queens for northeast

    Hey all;
    Any recommendations for a good queen breeder? I need a queen who can over-winter here in CT and who is also hopefully an industrious girl- carniolan perhaps?
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    Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    They definitely don't have 3-5 open frames. These are VERY industrious bees, and it kills me that something happened to their queen (what were they thinking?!). So should I stop feeding them so...
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    Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    And how about room for eggs? Should I stop feeding them this week so that they hopefully make room for egg-laying?
  17. CT/ New England Beeks- when you pulling off supers?

    If you're in the northeast, when are you planning to pull off your supers? My first super is pretty full, but not entirely capped...
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    No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    Hi all;
    Noticed no brood awhile ago (See http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?273934-Ready-to-quit-beekeeping!!!&highlight=jengalill)

    Put a frame of eggs from my other hive in and they...
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    Fumagilin Question

    So I bought a little container of Fumigilin which it says is used to make 20 liters of feed for 3 over-wintering nucs. (I have 2). Being a hobby beek, I am not going to make 20 liters at one time,...
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    Re: Ready to quit beekeeping!!!

    I have 2 deeps on two hives. For my good hive, I have a super on it filled with nectar and they had started to cap the honey, but things slowed greatly.



    There are still lots of bees, yes.

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    Re: Ready to quit beekeeping!!!

    Hmm... well, I put a frame of eggs in from my remaining hive. If they do have a queen, they would not make a queen cell, so that's one way I could find out. My concern is do they stand a chance of...
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    Re: Ready to quit beekeeping!!!

    I did a thorough inspection. Dont know if there is a queen, but absolutely no brood and only about 6 frames worth of honey
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    Ready to quit beekeeping!!!

    Hi all;
    Im a second year beek, and I am just ready to give up!!! I lost both my hives last year, and now I just went to inspect my most productive hive this summer and there is NO brood. They were...
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    Pollinating pear trees

    Hi all,
    So I have a couple dwarf pear trees, and have been advised to plant them about 100 ft apart to encourage pollination. I'm just wondering if I can plant them further away given that I'll...
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    Re: Cleaning House

    Hmm... greenbee.com seems to be an insurance site...?
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