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    Feeding Bee's

    I want input on if I want to help a hive along. What should I use for a mixing rate for sugar water, this time of year?
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    Hive Numbers ?

    I have caught two swarms this spring. When I inspect the hives in the middle of the afternoon, I see that there are about 2-3 frame of bee's. My question is at that time of day, how many bee's are...
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    Re: Caught a swarm two nights ago.

    OK I opened up the hive today. It's been 8 days since I put the new swarm into the 10 frame deep. I saw the queen and I got to see her back into a cell and lay an egg. There are larva but no caped...
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    Caught a swarm two nights ago.

    Hi ya all out there in Bee land. I lost my three hive two winters ago. So about two weeks ago I set out a trap to be fixin to catch some more. I set it up in a pine tree on a slope. About 6 feet...
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    Problem-Bees not moving to super

    I have two hives that have two 10 frame boxes full of bees. My
    problem is, I put a queen excluder and a super on both 2 weeks ago and they are not moving up into the super to build comb and store...
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    Re: An interesting question about swarms

    Hi Pete, yes I have caught a couple swarms. I setup a nuc with some old drawn comb in it and a few drops of lemon grass oil. One at the entrance and a couple at the very back of the nuc. It really...
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    What to do with Queen cells

    I have a swarm I caught about 2 weeks ago. It is in a single 10 frame lang. I checked it today and there are about 4 maybe 5 queen cells about half way up on a frame. there were some many bees not...
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    Changing from NUC to Lang

    I have a overwinter 5 frame nuc that I want to change over to a 10 frame lang---what is the best way to do this---HELP
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    Dead moldy bee's in frame

    I had a die out this spring. A couple of frames had a softball size area with dead bee's head first and a lot of mold around them. My question is, can I put this frame into a active hive to have them...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    River Birch
    Juliaetta Idaho 83535
    2-12-2010
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    Bees with pollen

    On Sunday I went to look at my girls and saw that they were very active and it appeared they were bring in pollen it was around 50 that day. I live in Idaho and do not know where they could get...
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    Re: Possible first loss. Depressed

    Question, are you opening up the hives to inspect, isn't the cold adding to the losses when you look in? I haven't looked in mine since oct 6
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    Yellow Jackets

    I have yellow jackets trying to get into my hives. We allways have problems with them from Aug--oct's first good frost. Is there anything that I can do to help my bee's?
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    Yellow jackets

    Whenever I open my hives, I have a yellow jackets try to enter. I have noticed that they are trying to get in all the time. We have a problem with them from about AUG 1- THE FIRST GOOD FROST in Oct. ...
  15. Thread: swarm traps

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    Re: swarm traps

    I built a NUC with 5 frames....2 had old comb with some honey & 3 were with foundation. I put a drop or two of lemangrass oil at the entrance and in the back of the box. In about 3 weeks I had...
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    Ok, I am very new to beekeeping. I have been told...

    Ok, I am very new to beekeeping. I have been told by very experienced keepers that a queen takes about ten days to come into laying again. I had a cutout and on day ten I had new eggs. So I say check...
  17. What should I do next? I was going to leave them...

    What should I do next? I was going to leave them in the same spot or should I move them to a new location?
  18. I did my first cutout & first time with Bee's

    I did it. Been planing this for weeks and today it was 70 and time to just do it. I have never had bees but have been asking lots og questions. It was in a old kids tree house I built years ago. I...
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    Feral Pic's

    I will cutout in a few days. I will get inside pic's then. The colony has been there for a few years. It is 16" wide by 5'high. That is the wall space it could be in.
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    Look at this feral colony

    This colony is in a old tree house. I have decided to do a cut out when the weather gets warmer. They are very active and look to be healthy. Look for your self and let me know what you think.

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    Thanks guys, but if I didn't read right then what...

    Thanks guys, but if I didn't read right then what was the person freezing to help with the split of his hive?
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    Brood question

    I read somewhere that you could freeze a frame of brood and then pull it out when you need it. Brood is young bee's , do they survive. I read that the beekeeper used the frozen brood fore splits....
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    Swarm traps in Idaho

    The weather is not quite warm enough yet but when it turns I want to be ready. I have a couple nucs ready for swarm traps and want to know what kind of lure works best. generally need help getting...
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    Don't understand Nuc--Deeps

    I am new to this and don't understand when people are talking about useing nuc's on top of deeps and other references. Can you explain when you would use a nuc vers deeps. Aren't the nucs just for...
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    How do I trap a feral Hive?

    I have a feral hive in a tree house wall. On nice days they are flying and cllecting pollen. I have built a lang hive and think it would be best to trap the bee's as they leave the hive, What is the...
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