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    Guards on landing board will often have thier...

    Guards on landing board will often have thier wings extended when in a defensive posture. You need to look for k wing with bees on comb for the viral condition.
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    Gene. After weather passed through sat night and...

    Gene. After weather passed through sat night and the gusting wind yesterday I would lean toward a natural reduction in brood due to what they see as a drop in necture coming in past few days. Swarms...
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    Don't be to concerned about 12 or so guards at...

    Don't be to concerned about 12 or so guards at the door. If that troubles you your def not going to like the few thousand that will beard out front when summer gets hot and necture flow shuts down....
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    Pic shows very spotty worker cells along with...

    Pic shows very spotty worker cells along with supercedure cells. Drone cell will be taller than comb giving them a bumpy look. Worker cells are same hieght as comb. By the look of the holes in her...
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    hummmmm.... If I were a betting man I'd wager to...

    hummmmm.... If I were a betting man I'd wager to guess this hive is actually a bad venture at a 4 frame split this 'beekeeper' {cough.cough} picked up earlier this spring when he thought it would be...
  6. When you 'look' for the queen its easy to miss...

    When you 'look' for the queen its easy to miss her so if you want to find her don't .... what I mean by that is when you 'look' for they queen you will find yourself inspecting every bee trying to...
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    {So why do you all think that they didn't move up...

    {So why do you all think that they didn't move up into their stores...like I said they moved laterally but not up?}

    If given a choice between staying with brood patch and moving to stores they...
  8. I would not give them any more drawn comb yet....

    I would not give them any more drawn comb yet. The natural order of a package will be a drop in bee count as there is a delay before new bees hatch out and start bulding number back up. They will...
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    If stronger hive has say 7-8 frames with bee...

    If stronger hive has say 7-8 frames with bee cover and frames of sealed and unsealed brood I'd pull a frame of sealed brood and place in weaker hive beside frame with eggs and larvee. Just be sure...
  10. PApete I think you will find this easier than...

    PApete
    I think you will find this easier than you think. Generally metal building construction with interior offices tend to have the office area with dry wall built as low cost as possable. This...
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    Quick update as to bees using water station I...

    Quick update as to bees using water station I posted on earlier...they like it.

    http://www.robleons.com/watersta2.jpg
  12. I would speculate the virgin gets the short end...

    I would speculate the virgin gets the short end of the deal from time to time as I have seen some hives start a new supercedure cell fairly quickly for another go at it.
  13. Welcome aboard

    Welcome aboard
  14. O.K. I gotcha. If they didn't move it two thing...

    O.K. I gotcha. If they didn't move it two thing that will make them burn through honey pretty fast is heavy brood rearing or wax production.
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    Just speculating 1.Small swarm had virgin queen...

    Just speculating
    1.Small swarm had virgin queen which from my experiance are far more likely to not take to being hived in same beeyard and re-swarmed. Virgin swarm I had today with virgin I had to...
  16. considering it takes 3 days for eggs to hatch and...

    considering it takes 3 days for eggs to hatch and a few more for them to be large enough to be seen easly and you checked it 4 days ago and it was honey I'd say you have even a bigger mystery on your...
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    Drones get trapped inside and die.... not to...

    Drones get trapped inside and die.... not to pretty
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    update--- temps today 94. when I got in this...

    update--- temps today 94. when I got in this evening and checked water station had bees coming and going with 4-5 at any givin time on the colomb loading up. Interested to see what the next few days...
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    Heres a pic of one I built last Sat. Neighors...

    Heres a pic of one I built last Sat. Neighors where getting nervious because of bees sharing thier pool and bees didn't seem to prefer small pool I put out for them so I came up with this. My huntch...
  20. Waya -- check your bottom board and make sure...

    Waya -- check your bottom board and make sure none are there. SHB larvee usually make a slimy mess along edge and hide under/inside the goop untill they are ready to pupate. If they are there...
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    > done hundreds (thousands maybe?) 1/1000 thats...

    > done hundreds (thousands maybe?)
    1/1000 thats some good odds. Sounds like your number finally came up. At least you got another 999 to go. ;)
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    At least you don't have to worry about mice. ...

    At least you don't have to worry about mice. tongue.gif
  23. Its normal to see bees bearding sometimes to the...

    Its normal to see bees bearding sometimes to the extent of hanging like a small swarm when temps are in the mid 90s - 100. On those hot days even venting will not reduce bearding much as brood needs...
  24. I don't know Brian,,, I wouldn't put my paycheck...

    I don't know Brian,,, I wouldn't put my paycheck against it. With jig and stapler 120 a walk in the park. 200 is not out of reach. Thats one minute to seat end bars. One for the tops and one for the...
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    I know racoons like them. I've had them reach in...

    I know racoons like them. I've had them reach in the hole and pull the banana peels out to eat.
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