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    Re: New queen hive now hot!

    Jms, check my post right ahead of your last.
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    Re: New queen hive now hot! obviously not genetics from the new queen after a week.

    I was just reading on a British site recently. It was stated that stinging tendencies were a direct result of the queen (pheromones not just passed on dna), i.e. take a queen from a colony that...
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    Re: Newspaper combine question.

    Dang it, I was afraid of that. It's not my hive.
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    Newspaper combine question.

    Hello, I did a newspaper combine this morning. The queenless hive had one queen cell that got a little mangled during inspection. For whatever reason, I didn't remove it. What are the odds it will be...
  5. Re: bees agitated by the smell of rotting fruit

    Barnaby, I too have dumped fermenting detritus onto my compost pile and had it being the bees out stinging. They were also mad at the compost pile like yours. In discussing it on another forum,...
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    Re: Dead Drones oddity

    Mites tend to prefer drones. I find that my hives with the worst mite problems have a pile of dead drones outside. Just my observation.
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    Re: Day one - new nuc, TONS of beetles

    What Rusty said.
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    Re: KelleyBee "F" Style Frames

    I agree with Daniel. Mirrors my experience exactly. I use both F style and wedge top with the wedge turned 90*.
  9. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    I must be slow on the ol' computer. Looks like alot of time invested in the "honest debate". Really, I'm just kicking a wasp nest.
  10. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    How do you all find the time to argue like this?
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    Re: Need advice on this cutout

    Can you put something above the pot, like a piece of plywood or make them a small roof or something? It'd keep the snow out and allow them free flight. Then cutout in Spring.
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    Re: African honey bees

    As far as the African vs. European temperament goes, I have had a hive that the state inspector rated as a 10 out of 10 for defensive behavior (he works Africanized hives in S FL). He sent a sample...
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    Re: Swarm question.

    In addition to the above, I have found superseded queens on the ground with a decent cluster of bees around them.
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    Re: Bees after the swarm

    I believe a mixture of ages of bees both leaves with the swarm and are left behind.
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    Re: Made my first OTS split tonight.

    What Bradbee said. Its got to do with q-cell formation, so that you don't get the usual inferior emergency queens from them having to "float" the larvae out and build small cells. Then there is the...
  16. Re: Will a laying drone produce capped queen cells?

    I did a cutout on a tree last year and the queen turned out to be a drone layer. I think she was a virgin at the time of the cutout and never got mated. Anyway, there was one supercedure cell that...
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    Re: What emergency cells to cut away

    Is this a location specific question?
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    Re: so what are they up too?????

    That is totally normal behavior. My guess is that they are able to better regulate airflow and temps.
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    Re: What emergency cells to cut away

    As to why, who knows? But, I too have seen 10+ emergency cells.
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    Re: ? When Adding Another Box

    I can't say what's best, but I have done both top and bottom supering successfully.
  21. Re: Queenless and leaving on vacation...........

    I totally agree with the above, though I'm only into my 3rd season.
  22. Re: Slow start in Houston - thoughts? advice?

    I've only a few year s experience, but that to me looks like PMS (parasitic mite syndrome). The sparse pattern, the seemingly off color larvae that are not in the classic "C" shape and the small...
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    Re: Double deeps for the southerners?

    Agree with snl.
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    Re: Establishing Nucs in the Same Yard

    Shake in extra bees to account for drift back to the original hive.
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    Re: new bait hives, have old comb

    Oh yeah, they all had one drawn brood comb, the rest foundationless and a q-tip with a drop of LGO in a slightly open plastic baggie.
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