Woo-hoo! Found it.
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Woo-hoo! Found it.
I've been Google-ing like crazy and cannot find anything similar anywhere..
Anyone else have an idea? The inside of the cell looked a little like dry cotton..
Hmm, I've never heard of the bees helping the queen out. Always thought she chewed her way through.
Either she is emerging or she is dead.
Today I briefly checked the nuc that has a capped queen cell in it. The tip of the cell looked removed and I could see some fuzzy white stuff. Are the bees tearing down the queen cell or is something...
"Smashed them on the ground?" - sounds rough.
Been checking in on them about once a week. They've been growing by leaps and bounds. Going to continue that program since you said it was OK! Thanks!
How frequently should I check my boomer hives this spring? Trying to toe the line between staying on top of swarms and too many inspections.
Off topic: Doesn't it look like a queen may have emerged from one of those queen cells? There is a cell hinge at the bottom.
Last year had a girl see me at the chicken coop from the entrance of her hive (about 15 feet away) and made a beeline to my upper lip. I saw her coming and was able to brush her off before too much...
I have other plans for these bees...
It has been done! Thanks for the comments.
Triple deep, here I come!
The end frames on either side are honey and pollen stores. Seems like I should leave those so they can feed the babies.
In order to add the empty frames, I'll have to remove some. They have brood in 7 frames in the top box. What do I do with the frames I remove? There are TONS and TONS of bees in this hive. When I...
Would I only open up the top brood box? What to do with the frames I remove? Put them in a new super or just remove them entirely?
How open should I make the brood nest? It is currently in two deeps and very full - 6-7 frames of brood in each deep - loads of brood. Plan is to add another deep and bring a few frames...
This is the good part of having bees that are booming - running out of hardware! Time to get into the shop and start making some!
Is there a way to provide space in the brood nest without using drawn combs? I'm out of drawn combs.
Those are the two choices I am mulling over now. Since flow is coming early this year, I am probably going to recombine so we have a strong colony to gather.
Yes, I was ahead of the swarm. Took the queen to the new location. Spotted her - for sure. She is happy and laying in the new location.
There are no eggs in the old hive now. If they don't have...
Help! I split a hive last weekend. Decided to split after seeing about 10 swarm cells - all empty. Took the queen, some nurse bees, a couple frames of honey/ pollen. Left 5 frames of eggs, larvae,...
Will they be OK in the colder temps in a single deep?
There are drones in my apiary. All hives have them. They have been there for over a month. Weird, warm weather!
Hopefully some of the lovely dark drones from my best hives will be around when her...
I'm in SW CO and decided to perform a swarm control split about a week ago. Found about 5 swarm cells with eggs in them in one hive. I was able to split into two deeps and have plenty of brood,...