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    Re: Carni queen in a package of Italians?

    Mann Lake has in very small letters a statement that you get the bees that are available at that time , I got the same thing but kinda of figured the bees in that package were not from that queen....
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    Re: Strange comb being drawn out, do I remove?

    never really dealt with it until today, I remolded it, mine was on foundation
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    Re: Ant Problem - Please advise!!

    I used ones that I got from tractor supply, 3" x 4" with a plastic stake on the bottom, they are green the ants craw in so the bees dont bother them, you just push them into the ground, come in a box...
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    Re: A new beek and new hives need help!

    Yes that would be great, and if you are set on saving them they will need frames, if you have enough frames just treat if like a normal 5 frame nuc, here's the skinny of it, the bees that came with...
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    Re: How late to get a package

    Last year my packages didnt show up till May 30 memorial day wk end they had to draw comb and I got one med supper of honey from each of them.
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    Re: A new beek and new hives need help!

    it would be great if you could grab a couple frames of drawn comb to help them out, bees live for the day, if the queen is laying like crazy they build comb like crazy for her to lay in, I would add ...
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    Re: A new beek and new hives need help!

    I'm sure you will get more experienced answers but I will chime in to ease your mind, you did all I would do, I may look into the weaker hive to see if there are eggs or larva if there isnt I would...
  8. Re: Installed my first hive. It could have gone better......

    welcome to beekeeping for a fellow newbie, I found what helped me the most was sitting down with paper and pencil before an inspection, make a list of the tools i needed, and what i wanted to...
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    Re: No Appologies for Being New: My Perspective

    I too have seen a couple regulars point out the fact that newbees should just read and not answer, I'm entering my 2nd year, have studied for 3 years before and am continuing my education into bees...
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    Re: FREEZING!!! Install ?

    same thing with the weather down here, I would not spray or shake the bee out, what I did was put the queen cage on the center frame and maybe 2 cups of bees on top of her, then I placed the package...
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    Re: So how did I do?

    you could put another cell into B and 2 more in a nuc ( if you want to expand) and let 2 in hive A to guard against secondary swarms which they do sometimes when there are too many virgin queens. ...
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    Re: Whats should I be expecting

    agree, no eggs because she stops laying so she can fly, once swarm cell is capped they are ready to leave, find her quick like FlowerPlanter said and you may stop them from swarming
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    Re: 1st time beekeeper from PA

    Welcome RobA from central Pa. good luck with the bees.
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    Poorly Mated Queen

    does anyone know if I take a overwinter queen that was poorly mated last summer and raise queens from her during a flow (assuming that getting mated would not be a problem) would I get a better queen...
  15. Re: ML 1 Gallon Frame Feeder- Fit in a 10 Frame Deep

    I'm running the same feeder and I just install a follower board along the outside next to the feeder, just used a piece of 1/2" ply if I would have shaved a frame down then too much room when the...
  16. Re: Some worker bees seem a lot bigger than others...

    just older bees.
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    Re: Is this a dead queen?

    whats the eyes look like, drone eyes touch in the center of the head, the tail looks rounded like a drone but the wing length looks like a queen.
  18. Re: to hive or not to hive (today due to wind)?

    I too hived a couple packages from mann lake yesterday, same thing with the wind and all, so I just pulled the queen cage removed the cork hung her on a frame, dumped some on her cage then just...
  19. Re: Bees won't pull new comb or use pulled comb

    when you move some brood up keep it above the bottom brood, brood over brood.
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    Re: Think I Quit Feeding Too Soon

    the queen will do what the hive needs, if there is no nectar and pollen coming in she's not going to lay eggs if there's no food for the larva
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    Queens Coming Soon

    I have 3 queens coming soon, I was going to re queen 3 of my hives, well, lost 3 out of 4, yes I did treat in aug. so I have 2 nucs coming also, my question is can I start these 3 queens in a queen...
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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    ck out NWNJ Beekepers, they just had a speaker name I think was Tom Jodczak Maine state apiarist, hes been on the job since late 80s to this day he said they have never seen a dead out caused by...
  23. Re: Have my first Queen Cells - Now what? ***Pictures***

    there are peeps on here that a bunch more experience than I do, but some things I just know, with 3 and maybe more queen cells the hive is already geared to swarm, destroying cells will do nothing to...
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    Re: When did CCD problem start

    CCD = 2006 varroa mite = 1986
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    Re: New Beekeeper From Northern NJ

    hi Justin and good luck, check out the NWNJ beekeepers site on you tube, they video everything, I have watched about every video they have on their site very professional and lots of information
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