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    Re: Queen behavior mystery

    :lpf:
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    Re: problem staring a new colony

    How "raw" is the wood you used to build the hive? If it was just cut then perhaps you should let the wood dry out for a while before using it. Maybe they don't like the smell of newly cut wood.
  3. Can you give a new package too much old comb?

    One of my hives died over the winter and left me with lots of left over comb (some brood, some honey, some empty). I froze all the comb after the die off to cleanse it of disease, etc. The new...
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    Re: TBH New Beek w/ hive problem. Cross comb?

    Is your hive level?
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    Re: No queen again. HELP

    I installed a package earlier this year and the queen died in her cage before the workers got her out. Found another queen and put her in the hive. When I checked three days later she was out. Now...
  6. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    Before I started with my top bar hives I watched a lot of videos. There was one guy who worked his hives with no smoke and no protective equipment and I figured that if he could do that then I could...
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    Re: Direct vs. Indirect queen release

    There's a thread going on about this in the Top Bar Hive Forum
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?310173-Safe-to-do-a-direct-release-of-the-queen
  8. Thread: Bee behavior

    by BeeGora
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    Re: Bee behavior

    Google "Festooning" there are a lot of theories about why they do that.
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    Re: Swarming, or just heavy traffic?

    Sounds like orientation flights. They happen around the same time every day.
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    Re: 1st inspection question

    Did the queen come in the box with the other bees? If so then they've had a while for them to accept her. If she came separately and you just introduced her on Wednesday then I'd wait another day...
  11. Re: Attracted to light and Untimate demise - Zombie Bees

    Last summer I would have bees attracted to the kitchen light in the mornings. As soon as I got up and turned it on they would be climbing on the kitchen window. This was around 5am so it wasn't...
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    This thread reminds me of the time that diary farmers started dumping their milk out rather than selling it because they weren't getting enough for it to make a living. This news reporter asked a...
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    Re: Two New Queen Questions

    I did that. They said it would be at least a week before they had any queens ready.
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    Two New Queen Questions

    I installed a package last weekend. Went in today to check on the queen and she was still in the cage but not moving. Opened the cage and set her out on top of the frames and she still didn't move....
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    Re: My smoker smoke may be too hot

    This is off the topic of your question but I was wondering if you were planning to use a smoker when you were installing the bees? I've been told that's not a good idea.
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    I get the hibernation quesion a lot. Never had the flying north comment. Now I know what to say when it comes up. One of the most difficult to explain is "How do they make a new queen?"
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    Re: Heard Queen Piping for first time

    So what does the old queen do while all this piping is going on?
  18. Re: Ok to install packages anytime during day ?

    This is one of those questions that if you asked three beekeepers you'd get four different answers. I was told to do it late afternoon. However, if your queen is still in her box I don't see why...
  19. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Re: smoker fuel

    Rolled up corrugated cardboard.
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    Re: Wintering a Top Bar Hive

    Thanks for all the responses.
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    Wintering a Top Bar Hive

    I'm wondering if TBH's winter as well as Langstroth hives? Particularly those with viewing windows. Even with the wooden covers over the glass in the windows it seems the glass would radiate the...
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    Re: What is this bee doing?

    I think I fixed it. However, I'm not exactly a pro at all this video stuff.
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    What is this bee doing?

    It looks like one bee is grooming another one. They were doing this when I got to the hive so I don't know how long it went on but I watched for several minutes. Also it's an empty hive right now...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I bought some of the Swarm Commander several weeks ago and didn't have any problems ordering. Just put out some traps this weekend so we'll see if anything happens. Along this line, is it...
  25. Thread: Hello

    by BeeGora
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome! Good luck with your bees and your top bar hive.
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