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  1. Thread: Noisy hive

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    Noisy hive

    Since this is my first hive, I was just wondering if a noisy hive is a good thing? I can hear it the hive from 3 feet away. Just curious. Thanks.
  2. Thread: Hive robbing?

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    Re: Hive robbing?

    Thank-you. All seems to be well then. Fascinating watching them work!!
  3. Thread: Hive robbing?

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    Hive robbing?

    Being new to bee keeping, just wondering what to look for if their is hive robbing. The hive is busy. Bees are coming and going and all looks normal. Just curious as what to look for if robbing is...
  4. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Re: Hive leaking?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Doing some CSI yesterday, I figured out what happened. It's amazing what can happen what a college student can do with his friends while sitting around and consuming...
  5. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Re: Hive leaking?

    The hive is sitting on a slab of concrete and it doesn't look like it has moved. I'm thinking it might of had a visitor last night. Maybe a raccoon. I'll check tomorrow, and see if it is still...
  6. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Re: Hive leaking?

    I might end up removing the feeder and syrup and giving it a good once over. Thanks
  7. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Re: Hive leaking?

    It is running down the leg of the hive stand. I have a screen bottom board with the insert in. I pulled out the insert about 4 inches and didn't notice additional leaking.. Good thought..
  8. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Re: Hive leaking?

    The feeder is plastic with access in the middle with a screen over the entrance so be bees can't get out, if that makes sense? The feeder is new, from golden bee..
  9. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Re: Hive leaking?

    I checked the best I could to see if the feeder was leaking itself. Didn't see anything. There has been sugar water in it for a week and it just started today. Not sure what to do. Thinking maybe...
  10. Thread: Hive leaking?

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    Hive leaking?

    I noticed today that the hive is leaking sugar water. The bees were hived 1 week ago today. Opened up the hive to check to make sure the queen was released and tried to figure out where the "leak"...
  11. Thread: Sugar Syrup

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    Re: Sugar Syrup

    Thank-you both for the information. I was just trying to stay ahead. Thank-you.
  12. Thread: Sugar Syrup

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    Sugar Syrup

    What is the "shelf life" for sugar syrup? I would like to make it ahead of time. Any ideas? Thank-you
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    Re: Hived my package yesterday.

    I am going up to Hickory, NC next week to help a friend hive his. Should be fun!
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    Re: Hived my package yesterday.

    Thank-you for the greeting. This should be an adventure..
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    Re: Hived my package yesterday.

    Thank-you for the information. I brushed off the bees and replaced the board. Seemed to work. Thanks.
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    Hived my package yesterday.

    Hello all: I hived my first 3 lbs package yesterday. I have a screened bottom board and didn't put the apm board in. Some of the bees are clustered under the hive. Not sure if this is going to be...
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