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  1. Thread: two queens!

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    Whew, thanks! What a relief. I was first so...

    Whew, thanks! What a relief.

    I was first so excited to know that I could even spot an unmarked queen, but then I was worried I had a major problem.

    Glad to hear it's ok.
    Thanks for your...
  2. Thread: two queens!

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    Hi all, so I was checking on my hive this...

    Hi all,
    so I was checking on my hive this Sunday, after being remiss in checking them for a while. All seemed fine except that I found a new queen in addition to my original one?!

    What should I...
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    Ewww. Guess I'll start freezing! ;)

    Ewww. Guess I'll start freezing!
    ;)
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    But I've heard lots of beekeepers say they just...

    But I've heard lots of beekeepers say they just eat the comb and the honey fresh from the hive. Spread it on their toast... Does that mean I'm going to be eating wax moth larvae? ick.

    Does...
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    Check out B Wrangler's site:...

    Check out B Wrangler's site: http://bwrangler.madpage.com
    It's amazing, and it taught me tons about TBH beekeeping - along with Beesource that is smile.gif
    -beebee
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    Funny, I waxed about half of my top bars, and the...

    Funny, I waxed about half of my top bars, and the bees proceeded to build on only the bars without wax! So then I just took the wax off the others. I guess they preferred their own comb to the...
  7. Mark, As we discussed, I think this is a great...

    Mark,
    As we discussed, I think this is a great idea. I'm free any night the week of June 19th. I can host a meeting sometime too.
    Jen (beebee)
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    Barry, I just made my small (sorry, bought a...

    Barry,
    I just made my small (sorry, bought a house this year, now I'm poor!)donation.

    Thanks so much for your good work. I'm a new TBH beekeeper, and have learned soooo much from the good people...
  9. Thread: absconded bees

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    The entrance has a bottom board with an opening...

    The entrance has a bottom board with an opening above it the width of the bottom of the hive. The entrance is oriented away from neighbors and gardens, so it's difficult to move. I did relocate some...
  10. Thread: absconded bees

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    Oh - yes, I did check to make sure it's level. ...

    Oh - yes, I did check to make sure it's level.

    That's good to know about the burr comb - I'll add a spacer.

    So am I wrong to try to move the comb towards the front of the hive??

    Thanks...
  11. Thread: absconded bees

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    Thanks Sasha, that's a good tip. What is...

    Thanks Sasha, that's a good tip. What is "nivelated"?

    I checked on them last night, and they are building comb (almost 5 bars worth now!). I also noticed some comb built on the back wall of the...
  12. Thread: absconded bees

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    Hey everybody, So I've still been planning on...

    Hey everybody,
    So I've still been planning on getting some brood comb from girlMark, but noticed this morning that my bees are now building comb! However, they're doing it at the BACK of the hive???...
  13. Thread: absconded bees

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    Sounds great - i'll call you later. smile.gif

    Sounds great - i'll call you later.
    smile.gif
  14. Thread: absconded bees

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    Mark, that sounds great - I'm at work, and cant...

    Mark,
    that sounds great - I'm at work, and cant remember my top bar length, but yes, it was longer than yours. But yours was wider than the inside rim of my box, so I balanced it there. It's...
  15. Thread: absconded bees

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    Hi all, I have an update on my bees and some...

    Hi all,
    I have an update on my bees and some questions...

    They have now stayed with the hive since Saturday - very exciting. However, I checked on them last night, and they are all still...
  16. Thread: swarm in N.C

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    O well, nevermind - the swarm left today!

    O well, nevermind - the swarm left today!
  17. Thread: swarm in N.C

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    Hey everybody, Yesterday my dad called me, and...

    Hey everybody,
    Yesterday my dad called me, and said he's got a honey bee swarm in his yard (in Wilmington/Leland, North Carolina.)Is anybody out there nearby that would like to come get it.
    I live...
  18. Thread: absconded bees

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    Mark, Well, I sort of balanced your top bar into...

    Mark,
    Well, I sort of balanced your top bar into my hive, and then screwed one of my top bars on top to hold it there. (I can replace your bar for you at some point too.)
    If they start building...
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    Hi Ken, I just had my new package of bees...

    Hi Ken,
    I just had my new package of bees abscond their new hive 3 times!
    I managed to capture the swarm since they were nearby all 3 times. I tried lemongrass, and other things; so far the only...
  20. Thread: absconded bees

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    I would have responded sooner, but my computer...

    I would have responded sooner, but my computer was down all weekend.

    Mark - thanks so much again for the comb. I put it in on Saturday after I saw you, and they are still in the hive! The longest...
  21. Thread: absconded bees

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    Hi again - Well, to my surprise, I got home...

    Hi again - Well, to my surprise, I got home tonight, and they were gone again. This time clustered on the legs of my TBH. I did notice some ants in the hive, so maybe that's the cause of all this...
  22. Thread: absconded bees

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    Thanks for your help RBar! In the air vents??!!...

    Thanks for your help RBar!
    In the air vents??!! Ewww. That sounds crazy.

    Nope, I didn't move my hive at all. I did have a hard time getting them in from the package because it was my first time,...
  23. Thread: absconded bees

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    Help! My bees absconded! I got a package on...

    Help! My bees absconded!
    I got a package on Tuesday, installed them (not very smoothly, but got all the bees, food, and queen in.) The next morning, I released the queen from her cage because I...
  24. Thread: feeding a tbh

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    Thanks Michael, I released the queen this...

    Thanks Michael,
    I released the queen this morning, and everybody seemed happy about that. I also managed to get the remaining bees from the container into the hive.
    Whew - I'm glad the install is...
  25. Thread: feeding a tbh

    by beebee
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    Hey everybody, You are all so full of great...

    Hey everybody,
    You are all so full of great information, most of the time I just read and read the posts, and learn so much!
    But now, I have questions...
    I just installed my very first package of...
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