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  1. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    Freezer will kill all stages of wax moth. Store frames in dry spot
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Knot weed as well
  3. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    This sounds like my gut speaking. I will check and see if it doesn't get destroyed.

    If I combine it with my other hive it will be a huge hive, like 4 Deeps. That seems big to me.
  4. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    My point is that, drones have been ejected from the hive for the most part for the last two weeks. So concentrations are LOW. To me that means I am taking a big chance that the new queen mates and...
  5. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    This queen is a supercedure queen from summer. She lays well and honestly it's the gentlest bees I have had yet so I hope she stays. It looked like swarm cell bc it was hanging off bottom of...
  6. Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    I did one of my larger inspections of the year today, breaking down each box. Checked pollen/honey stores, reduce entrance, mouse guard, etc.

    One thing of note during my inspection was I found...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Asters have been going for a week or two now.

    Goldenrod still going.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Purple loosestrife
    06437
  9. Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    Bees are such a mystery. Turns out they were supercedure cells, I found more cells today and they were all chewed from side. Found eggs again, but couldn't spot the queen. My original queen was...
  10. Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    I smell what your cooking...my thoughts exactly. Sorry but few last questions....I can't buy the queen till sunday. The queen cells i have were likely capped this past Sunday/Monday, do I make that...
  11. Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    The guy I buy my queens and bees from agrees they are supercedure cells. His advice was let it ride, or pinch the old queen and replace with a mated queen. Not sure what is in my best interest,...
  12. Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    They are definitely queen cells, I take no offense to the suggestion but just want to be clear.

    So the suggestion would be take the swarm cells and some bees, put them in a NUC or other hive box...
  13. Re: Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    The queen is marked, unless its worn off.

    She is there because I saw eggs.

    So swarm is imminent?

    Perhaps wishful thinking but I was under impression that if swarm cells there would be many...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Linden
    Sumac
    Clover
  15. Swarm or Supercedure Cells - Please Help!!!

    I over wintered two hives, one was booming the other was struggling population wise. She lays but not as prolific.

    Plan was to re-queen and for the last 3 weeks I have been moving to a new...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Catalpa still in bloom
    Linden started few days ago
    Salvia
    Vetch
  17. Re: How everyone's Honey Flow Looking like This Year.

    Real good in Ct with main flow just starting and I'm 3 high on some hives
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    06419
    CT
    Tulip Poplar
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Black Locust
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    06419
    CT
    6/1/14

    Early Dutch Clover and Dandelions are in FULL swing now

    Black Cherry
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    Re: Northern Bee Keepers

    +1 on full bloom apiaries. I overwintered his bees this past winter with very small stores
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    Good to know. I am running low on drawn comb
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    This makes a lot of sense and provides a great relief. I will do this and cross my fingers.
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    I should also add, I think they put nectar over pollen. Literally used every last cell.

    Also this hive has a good deal of drones, and several frames of capped drone brood.
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    Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    My hives are in their second year, having lasted the long winter here.

    Last week I threw another box on this hive that was busting. Anyway today I go in and there is wall to wall nectar, in some...
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