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    Ever Get A New Queen This Way?

    I got a queen in a very unusual way. I had a hive that died out just before the nectar flow ended and the bees dwindled down to zero. The robbing started and that's when I noticed the cappings on the...
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    Re: Is summer dearth the time to make splits?

    In response to your question. I have not done any splits so far this year. I did my first one last year and that hive was the one hive that did not make it over winter [it started out gangbusters but...
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    Re: Got a sting - BAD reaction - advice needed!

    First of all I am not a doctor. I have been listening to Amber Rose [http://foreveramberrose.com/ ] who does acubeetherapy, a combined acupuncture and bee sting therapy. She has treated over 10,000...
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    Re: Help I need 2 queens

    If you can reduce entrances on the two queenless hives. Check in the evening at or near dusk to see if there are any native original bees left. If the other bees are robbing then more than likely...
  5. Re: How to keep 4 queens for 3 days in 100 heat

    The attendants are there to help feed the queen. Leave them. I would keep the queen between 75 and 85, less than that and she may get too chilled. I agree on the water too.
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    Re: Hello from Nebraska

    Welcome Here!! I have been at bees for a total of about 7 years scattered over 30 years. If I had stuck it out when I was a young beekeeper and had a place like this to post questions etc, I would...
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    Re: Bees falling onto backs when leaving hive

    Since you have other hives and they are not showing this behavior I would tend to think it is in fact a family trait. Remember that bees in the wild fly down and out of a tree. As long as they are...
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    Re: strange bee activity

    You don't say that they are leaving the hive for good or just leaving on their normal flights? You don't say that you have a screened bottom board or not so you can dust with powdered confectioner's...
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    Hello from The Commonwealth of VA!

    Greetings everyone! I am holding down the fort if it were here in the city of Richmond, VA. We have had high temps before and that is not unusual but our lawns and farms etc have turned brown and are...
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