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    Sticky: swarm zip code 60175

    Large swarm 5/13/09 hanging 15 feet off a roof line. Extra large swarm 5/14/09 5 feet off the ground hanging on tree. Got both moved to my bee yard.
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    Sticky: swarm zip code 60175

    Football sized swarm 10 feet of the ground in pine tree collected 8/25/08 .
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    Sticky: swarms

    2 swarms collected on 5/12/2007. My own hives had swarm cells 5/07/2007.
    Many of my hives are building up very fast now. All of my big hives looked swarmy 2nd week of May. So far I have got to all...
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    No queen. Ordered new one. I will have to be more...

    No queen. Ordered new one. I will have to be more careful with the next one.


    Thanks for the help,


    Amy
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    Today I hived a nuc I had set up three weeks ago....

    Today I hived a nuc I had set up three weeks ago. I had all frames in hive when I noticed queen on bottom board of nuc box. We made eye contact and she flew about four feet into a bunch of trees. I...
  6. Thread: Honey swap

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    Angela, Got your honey. Very Tasty! Thank...

    Angela,

    Got your honey. Very Tasty! Thank you for this great idea. I love to try honey from different hives.

    Amy
  7. Thread: Honey swap

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    Hey newbee 101, I will swap with you. I have a...

    Hey newbee 101,

    I will swap with you. I have a few bears left if you want to try honey from Illinois.


    Amy
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    Hello Angela, I would swap with you. I have...

    Hello Angela,

    I would swap with you. I have fairly light golden rod honey .


    Amy
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    I have a hive with a laying worker, all cells...

    I have a hive with a laying worker, all cells full of drone brood. I took a couple frames of open brood, and added to the troubled hive. I replaced the drone brood frames with the frames from other...
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    Pat, I have been watching this post, and I...

    Pat,

    I have been watching this post, and I understand your frustration. My sympathy ends there. Please look at things in your life that would enable you to better co-exist with the bees, hived or...
  11. Thread: Replace queen?

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    Current situation, still have about a softball...

    Current situation, still have about a softball amount of bees.
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    I Set hive up in April with a package of...

    I Set hive up in April with a package of carniolan bees. June hive blew over in a storm.
    Middle of June saw two supersedure cells on top hive bars. July had eggs and their new queen,also twelve ...
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    I live in Illinois, the weather is starting to...

    I live in Illinois, the weather is starting to warm up 55-60 degrees. I gave my hive a pollen patty and fed 1-1 syrup starting middle February. I looked at my hive today and found small brood pattern...
  14. Thread: Ordering bees

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    I Ordered some bees from Jester bees in ...

    I Ordered some bees from Jester bees in Arkansas. Several beekeepers in my area tell me not to order from states that have the hive beetle. I understand the bees can't all be mite free, but what...
  15. Thread: skunk?

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    Thanks for the help. I'll try the board. The...

    Thanks for the help. I'll try the board. The little bugger keeps removing entrance reducer. Does not seen to be bothered by carpet tack.

    Amy
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    I believe I have a skunk scratching around my...

    I believe I have a skunk scratching around my hive. Is there a way to discourage this creature before it does any damage? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Amy
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    My hive swarmed in June. The bees filled most of...

    My hive swarmed in June. The bees filled most of the two hive bodies when the hive was queenless. They have raised a new queen, but the hive bodies are full exept for two center frames in top hive...
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