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    The boat is in Guatemala, stored in the water for...

    The boat is in Guatemala, stored in the water for the hurricane season, the owner is absentee, no one knows whether the bees are AFB or not, and there's no BeeGo or any similar product available....
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    How to discourage bees

    A question from a marina in Guatemala, where bees have taken up residence in the top of the mast of two sailboats. They're using a small hole where wires enter, and there is no good access to the...
  3. Thread: wax moths

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    I might be too much of a newbie to take this on,...

    I might be too much of a newbie to take this on, especially considering I don't know what a west trap is either. But 'they' say that a decently strong colony can keep up with the wax moth grubs, and...
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    supers over inner cover-when and why?

    Sounds like I should be putting supplies that I want moved (spun frames for cleaning, partially filled uncapped frames, the hive feeder, baggies etc) on top of the inner cover, rather than back in...
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    I'm in a similiar situation, except my emptyish...

    I'm in a similiar situation, except my emptyish bottom box has more pollen than anything else. It's mainly pollen in the bottom, brood in the middle, and honey above. Judging by last year, there's...
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    Sticky: QA County MD swarms end April

    2 swarms from the same colony, in my front yard, 21666, 70s and sunny, first April 232, second April 24. And I 'caught' one in Cambridge MD April 18
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  7. Thread: Dead queen?

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    Dead queen?

    I caught a swarm in a 5-gallon bucket and got them into a box, I thought successfully, queen and all. But next day there are still a handful of bees in the bucket and they're all gathered around a...
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    A couple of the ones in the shed are beautiful....

    A couple of the ones in the shed are beautiful. Maybe I'll put one in a plexiglass frame and hang it on the wall.

    But what would the bees like me to do with the others?

    Also just noticed,...
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    best use of capped honey frames?

    I have a lot of capped honey frames left after the winter, some on the colonies still, and some in the shed. I maybe left too much on the colonies, and some I didn't want to harvest because I fed a...
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    All the colonies are heavy and the activity at...

    All the colonies are heavy and the activity at the entrances looks roughly the same. Unless the stores are in the wrong place related to the cluster, which I don't really know how to assess and...
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    Thanks to all. 50 maybe isn't a lot of bees but...

    Thanks to all. 50 maybe isn't a lot of bees but it happens each warm day, so it adds up. I've added dry grass to the top of the float. I'm laughing at myself (hobbyist, hahaha!) because I thought of...
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    warm winter open feeding

    In the 50-60 degrees we've just had, my bees found their old syrup feeding bucket whose top had opened a bit. I was happy to see them foraging so I took the lid off completely and let them at the...
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    update

    In the colony I was trying to "fix" I have now found a bottom board one layer thick with dead bees. But I had also just put in Apiguard. could this have anything to do with the dead bees or was it...
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    my mistakes cause robbing?

    Thinking to even out supplies between a full and active colony and an okay smallish nuc that I just requeened, I harvested one super from the full colony. After spinning it, I put the wet frames on...
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    thanks for the suggestions. Yes. Walking away is...

    thanks for the suggestions. Yes. Walking away is certainly an option.I don't have a bee-vac exactly, although I think I can cobble together a semblance of one. And I think that's what I'll try.
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    not quite feral, not a swarm

    I'm pretty sure they were my bees, but now they live in a small (3 inch) hole at ground level under a tree next to my neighbor's driveway. We think they've been there 3 or 4 days. There aren't many,...
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    "All I use is plastic foundation. They'll draw it...

    "All I use is plastic foundation. They'll draw it on a flow either real or simulated (feeding). However, you can feed too much. If they don't have enough bees to cover brood AND draw comb they may...
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    neighbor wants mosquito fogger

    We live in a marshy area and of course there are mosquitoes. But my neighbor (100 feet away) is talking about buying a mosquito fogger. I'm afraid for my bees, also for lady bugs, lightning bugs,...
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    The colony reads, top to bottom, as follows,...

    The colony reads, top to bottom, as follows,
    -outer cover, inner cover with small screened area

    -Hive top feeder with a couple inches of fumadil syrup

    -2 deep frames well-filled with bees and...
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    BjornBee - I did already take out the paper and...

    BjornBee - I did already take out the paper and QE a couple weeks ago. But there are so many bees staying up top that I don't think the 2 groups are mingling, and I'm wonder if they'll stay warm...
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    I'm a little worried about one of my three...

    I'm a little worried about one of my three colonies and how it's set up for winter.
    It consists of two deeps pretty full of supplies and about half full of bees who had lost a queen in a swarm. ...
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    Updating: Now I have the virgin/queenless...

    Updating:

    Now I have the virgin/queenless boxes on top of the hived swarm with the paper and QE between. It's been about a week and I thought to take out the QE when it gets warmer tomorrow, so...
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    Thanks for the comments. I've just looked for the...

    Thanks for the comments. I've just looked for the third time for that non-laying queen and I still cannot find her.

    So, tomorrow, I will move the swarm colony (2 medium boxes all drawn and mostly...
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    Whew! Now that I reread my own post I can see...

    Whew! Now that I reread my own post I can see there's way too much detail = no wonder not much response!
    The store-bought green=dot queen has vanished, and that "parent" colony still has no larvae...
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    Thanks for the suggestion about moving the...

    Thanks for the suggestion about moving the natural built comb into their own frames. I'll do it in today's warm weather.

    I started with 2 hives (my second year, but first winter) on a stand in a...
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