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    Re: Beetle Identification

    Thanks for the identification Richard! Good to know they aren't SHB or a typical bee pest and aren't planning to cause trouble. :)

    - Jeff
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    Beetle Identification

    I found around 10 of these beetles last week in the back of the hive and crushed all of them. I went back in this week and found about 6 more, but found no signs of larvae anywhere. They are about...
  3. Re: Usda lab finds link between imidacloprid and nosema infection

    The link isn't working for me either. I think I found the article though
    .../content/p1027164r403288u/fulltext.html

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/p1027164r403288u/fulltext.html
  4. Re: importance of colour and distance with mating nucs

    That sounds really amazing. If anyone has ever captured a queen returning to a welcoming party like this on video it'd be great if they could post of link.

    - Jeff
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    Re: Swarm plans in September?

    6 of the 7 cells are on the very edges. The one is about an inch in on the face of the comb.

    For swarm or supercedure: Do they always make cups first before the eggs, or are there times when...
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    Re: Swarm plans in September?

    Yes, I believe they had just capped the cells on yesterday or maybe Sunday... but no sooner than that based on my last inspection with them not existing 9 days before. The behavior seemed different...
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    Swarm plans in September?

    Some background:
    New TBH started in May with Carniolans from package. They built up well this summer. Up until this last week they have been drawing comb. Minor flow on with Knotweed. I split them...
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    Re: A cure for nucs being robbed

    Could you do this for a mating nuc? Would having a robbing screen with a 3/8" hole create issues for a virgin queen finding her way back in?
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    Re: Moving abandoned bee hive

    It sounds like he doesn't care, but doesn't want to hand them off for whatever reason (legal, someone that will keep calling him with questions, who knows). If you really want the bees, maybe you...
  10. Thread: No Honey

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    Re: No Honey

    Hi John,

    Its been a tough year here in WA, the flow is late and everything is kind of happening all at once here in the first 2 weeks of July. My carnies were started from packages about the same...
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    Re: Another laying worker hive question...

    Hi Russian, you might check what I posted in your other thread. I ran into this same problem earlier this year... and I wasn't getting success because I was adding too much new comb to a weak hive,...
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    Re: Hopless laying worker hive question...

    Here's another thought...

    I had this happen with my new top bar this year. If this is a LW hive and they seem to be ignoring the eggs you are giving them and their numbers are way down, then you...
  13. Emergency Queen Cell - Upcapped with Large Larva 12 Days After Donated Frame?

    There are actually a few questions here. The first to check my math on the capped queen cell. The other is about the uncapped cell I found.

    - Queenless hive with laying worker. I have been...
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    Re: What to do now? Just let bees be bees?

    Hi. I'm curious on what you mean by queen frame, you mean the frame with the supercedure cell or find the frame that the queen is on and move her?
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    Re: Is this a sign of things to come

    Not that my top bar hive is perfect, but I really do love that I can stand up without having to bend over for an inspection and don't need to lift anything heavier than a frame of comb and bees at...
  16. Laying worker hive - next steps to dismatel or keep trying to save it?

    Hi,

    I have some ideas on next steps, but would like some advice. I started with 2 packages on May 8th in top bar hives (no pre-existing hives). I now have a strong hive and a laying worker hive....
  17. Queenless Hive Questions (2 weeks and 2 frames of eggs later)

    Hi,

    I have a queenless hive and have been following the 1 frame of eggs a week for 3 weeks panacea suggested by MB to give the bees the resources to fix the problem. I'm a few days over 2 weeks...
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    Re: Is this a drone honeybee?

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! My packages come next week, so I haven't had any hands on yet. Looking at pictures and videos is no comparison to the real thing... At least now I know how to...
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    Is this a drone honeybee?

    Hi, I am still learning and found this bee hanging out in the window sill. I think it's a honeybee drone, but not sure. I don't see any pollen sacks or stinger and has big eyes.

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