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    Re: A new type of hive? Here we go...

    Is it different than a long Langstroth hive?


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    Re: Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    Did an inspection today and found my queen, saw larvae and capped brood. Was a bit surprised to see capped drone cells as well. There were quite a few.
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    Re: Should I requeen?

    A capped queen should have emerged in two weeks. It should be about 9 days if you caught it when it was just capped. If you do a Google search on bee math the first link is to Michael Bush's site...
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    Re: Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    I just checked the hive today which is about a week after the cage installation. The queen was released.

    I didn't do any further inspection just removed the cage and locked everything back up. ...
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    Re: Should I requeen?

    No advice just food for thought.

    I had a nuc that swarmed either before I got or just as I got it. Found a virgin queen and left her in for a few weeks. She wasn't laying so I placed her in a...
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    Re: Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    Thank you all for your advice.

    Ruth,

    I took your advice. I combined the nuc back in with the hive. The virgin queen was not in there. Maybe she went for a mating flight and got plucked. I...
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    Re: Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    Not sure the age. I just know that it was capped at least a day before I got it. There is and was room to lay.

    I expected there to be more cells if they swarmed. This almost looked like they...
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    Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    Background.
    I picked up a nuc May 9th. I was not able to get them hived until Monday. I barely checked them but thought they looked a little light. It's my first nuc so I didn't think much of...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    BernhardHeuvel,

    How do you overwinter with this configuration? Do you pull some honey frames down below the queen excluder?
  10. Thread: Pollen Traps

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    Re: Pollen Traps

    Wouldn't they have stored/converted what you trapped? My understanding is that bee bread is good for 2 years.
  11. Thread: Pollen Traps

    by scallawa
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    Pollen Traps

    I have been trying to understand why one would collect the pollen from the bees and then feed it back to them later. Don't they take the pollen and store it? Does the pollen trap remove excess...
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    Re: Winter preparation

    Yes, I get that. It is not a box full of empty frames though which is why I asked the question. If it was I would just remove it. It has two empty frames two partially drawn frames with uncapped...
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    Re: Winter preparation

    Thanks for your responses. I have been reading a lot about winter preparation but having no experience really makes it hard and I only have one hive. I am going to see if I can get my mentor to...
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    Winter preparation

    I hope this hasn't been answered before and if it was I apologize. I have some bees that I acquired at the end of June which was one deep and one medium. My current hive configuration is one deep...
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    Re: Ants in my top feeder

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?280213-ants-proof-high-temp-grease-2x4-hive-stand
    This seems to be a good way to stop them from getting in. There was another thread where the grease...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    +1 for HiveTracks. I have gone back and looked at some of my notes several times since I started in July. This is likely due to my inexperience but I find the information valuable. My notes may...
  17. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Buckshot fired in the air is fairly harmless when it comes down. I have been peppered by buckshot that was shot in the air while duck hunting. While I wasn't happy or comfortable about it, I was...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    Personally, I would still monitor even if I wasn't treating. It can give an idea of what may have led to the collapse if that occurs. Even if I wasn't going to do anything I would still like to...
  19. Re: Survey of Mite Infestation in Drone and Worker Brood in a Treatment Free Colony

    Solomon thanks for taking the time to do the test. This was helpful data. I would be curious to see more treatment free beeks doing this test. My last test showed a 6% infection rate and I keep...
  20. Re: Fifty years in house - treatment-free (This isn't supposed to be possible)

    I would be very interested to see what your counts are. It would be nice to see some counts of those who are not treating so we can get an idea of what levels of mite infestation they are...
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    Re: Varroa Sugar Shake

    I was hoping to get a few more helpful responses. I have decided not to use any softer treatments either. The only treatment option that I have found palatable is drone comb management. I am still...
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    Re: Beekeeping on the Oregon Coast question

    If you do decide to get bees you would want bees that are adapted to your area. I don't know if you have any local queen breeders but there is one from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I think...
  23. Re: Bee Hive Ventilator - who has one or uses them? I'm considering building one to

    Some of the claims of the product seems like a bit of a stretch to me. That said, we have a botanical garden here that started keeping bees some years ago. They used solr ventilators. I am not...
  24. Re: Used equipment purchased - has evidence of wax moth infestation

    I purchased my hive with two boxes of bees and an additional empty super and drawn frames to add when it was time. When I was ready to put on the super, I looked at the frames and saw obvious wax...
  25. Thread: Moved my bees

    by scallawa
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    Re: Moved my bees

    I would agree with JStinson. It is dependent on what's going(Other bees, yellow jackets, ants, etc) on in your area but the entrance feeders can encourage robbing. Reducing the entrance will help...
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