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  1. Re: HELP NEEDED: Please take a look at video of this behavior

    There may have been a loose queen in that package to cause that. I had one in one of my packages this year and they killed the queen when she was released, of course I was in panic mode and gave them...
  2. Re: Advice on if my queen is still present.

    If they seem docile and are drawing out the foundation it sounds like the hive is queen right, give it another week and take a peek in there, the should have capped brood by then which is a good sign.
  3. Re: What should I do? New package & Supercedure Cell

    I have had this happen to me on numerous occasions with packages, I just let them go and check on them a week later and the marked queen is still in the hive and the queen cell is gone. Let them run...
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    Re: Smells that bees typically hate

    Get a bottle of wintergreen scented rubbing alcohol and rub it on your hands before going in the hive smells great and covers any scent you may have
  5. Re: making a split, but can't find the queen

    If you have two brood boxes on the hive you want to split just put a queen excluder between the two and go back a few days latter and see which box has eggs in it, that will be the box the queen is...
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    cutting finger joints is a waste of time. A plain rabbet joint on the end when glued and stapled is just as strong and
    less time consuming unless your making some fancy English garden hives.
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    Re: mixing sugar water

    1 gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds - round off to 8 pounds and you will find 1 quart of water to weigh 2 pounds so for a 5 pound bag use 2 1/2 quarts of hot water
  8. Re: where to buy screening for front entrance?

    If your only moving them a short ways away use aluminum widow screening, cut a piece the width of the hive opening and about four inches wide, just fold it at about ninety degrees and stuff it in the...
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