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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    Everything is good now. I called the beekeeper today and he had just moved them to another yard in Mebane. He installed the packages during the middle of the day and several homeowners came home...
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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    You all made some good points to think about. Already talked to my inspector and he plans on talking to the beekeeper for me.

    This farm next to me is owned by and absentee landowner that I don't...
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    Too many hives at 1 place?

    Lets say you have 50 to 60 colonies with part of them a mile apart and someone brings in 16 pallets with 64 hives and sets up on property 1/4 mile from your house where you keep most of your hives.
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    Re: Mite treatment with Honey supers on

    What I would do is use the old inner covers and place the wafers on the top bars below your honey super. Then put on the inner cover and the honey super on top of it. Then cover the super. You want...
  5. Thread: Pierco

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    Re: Pierco

    If the above suggestions don't work I would take some wax drawn frames from the hive that drew it all out well. Shake the bees off and give them to the hive with un drawn plastic and give that...
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    Re: Virgin Queen Intro

    I think the queen will be 3 days old tomorrow afternoon so I will go in the morning to make sure she is released. Apparently her and her several sister queens were mostly emerging 16 days after I had...
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    Virgin Queen Intro

    I am requeening a hive with a virgin queen. I removed the old queen yesterday and put the cage on the top bars of the brood box using a spacer. I peeked in today to pull the plug and put some...
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    Re: Walk away split?

    Two inches from the bottom sounds more like a swarm cell to me. You stopped swarming for a few days but if the hive is still strong, it probably has more cells and will swarm with a virgin queen when...
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    Re: What to plant for bees

    I like buckwheat and have planted it for several years now usually 1 or 2 acres but planted at different times so I have some in bloom all summer. You can disk it back in when the seed mature and get...
  10. Thread: Queen gone

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    Queen gone

    My queen died sometime last winter on one hive. It was very strong last fall and fed well.
    Now the numbers are low and no eggs, brood or queen. I added a frame with eggs and all stages of brood but...
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    Re: Finding a Hot Hive

    Just a thought that may work. Try tapping lightly on the back of the hive without smoking and see which one sends out the most guard bees
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    Re: Is Anyone Consuming Propolis?

    Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bed post overnight?

    I use my own propolis for chewing gum but don't know if I consume very much. Mine gets hard as a rock in cool weather so I never...
  13. Thread: Robbers!

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    Re: Robbers!

    I had a hive last summer low in numbers and starving. They were being robbed faster than I could feed them.

    I gave them 2 frames of capped brood, moved them a half mile and fed. Now they are about...
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    Re: Swarming appearance during an inspection?

    yes I think you have enough stores now. As they run out of honey in the bottom they will move the brood nest up to the top deep during the winter.

    I live in north west Alamance about 20 miles...
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    Re: Swarming appearance during an inspection?

    You didn't say if you have more hives nearby but you may of set off a robbing frenzy and made the home bees more defensive.

    It sounds like you may have too much honey or sugar water stored up...
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    Re: Robber Screens

    Second day late afternoon;

    Most of the bees now are finding their way back into the hive.
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    Robber Screens

    I put a robber screen on a hive that absconded 2 days ago due to robber bees. They clustered on a nearby tree and I put them back in a hive and shut them up til dark. Put robber screen on the next...
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    Cut-out clean-up

    I did a removal under the eave of a house and scraped off much of the wax but some was behind some wood where I couldn't reach and some fell down behind the bricks.

    A nearby hive came in and...
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    Re: All The Honey Is Gone

    How will you use Apilife var in a TBH? Where will you place the wafers? I have a first year TBH that I may want to treat and feed but I am not sure how to do either.

    I have several hives very...
  20. Re: Screened inner covers how to use them?

    You just put the old ones up in storage somewhere. You only use one inner cover except in special cases.
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    Re: Drawing comb on plastic

    Thanks for the suggestions. What about the colonies that would rather make swarm preparation than to draw out comb? You feed to get the comb drawn out but they get overcrowded before the frames are...
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    Drawing comb on plastic

    These bees are driving me nuts. I have several swarms and splits that I am feeding to make them draw comb but some are making such a mess. I pull frames every few days and some look great but I also...
  23. I had the same thing happen to me a couple weeks...

    I had the same thing happen to me a couple weeks back. My thoughts were that the swarm had more than 1 queen and one left with half my bees.

    Another swarm left after 3 days. They built some swarm...
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    If possible always give a swarm a frame from your...

    If possible always give a swarm a frame from your other hive that has open brood. They will adopt these babies and stay with them. If you only have to do a quick shake in your own yard put the brood...
  25. Its nice to have gloves and protection close by...

    Its nice to have gloves and protection close by just in case you run into problems. Once you into a nasty hive you have to be able to put it back together.

    Or you could do like these guys.
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