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    Re: Mating flights?

    Thanks, just trying to check my math. They have been bringing pollen in since I made the split. Since yesterday, I have never seen so many drones coming and going.
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    Mating flights?

    So on the 21, upon inspection one of the three cells was emerged and another was emerging. Got to hear them pipe which was cool. So it if I am correct today should be start of mating flights correct....
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    Re: What is this bush

    Ok thank you.
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    What is this bush

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    What is this bush. They were loaded with bees.
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    How late is too late?

    How late is too late to do a split and have them raise a queen and get her mated and laying?
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    Re: Thank you Beesource

    Thanks for the advise. Above is a picture of the cells. They are all capped now. None of the bees transferred went back to parent hive. There are a lot of bees in this nuc. Just do not want there to...
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    Re: Thank you Beesource

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    Thank you Beesource

    Thank you to the site and members for help and informative posts.
    I started beekeeping this year with three packages. One of the three has been expanding like crazy. It is two complete ten frame...
  9. Thread: Robbing issue

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    Robbing issue

    So I started three packages in April. A month later I wanted another. So I got another, it was mutts. They quickly filled out 8 of 10 frames. On a recent check they had slowed down. There was not a...
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    A friend of mine die 1.5-2 hives per acre, at a charge of $80-$100 per hive. He works the pricing out with the farmer.
  11. Thread: Too soon

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    Re: Too soon

    I will keep feeding to build them and see what happens. Thanks for input.
  12. Thread: Too soon

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    Re: Too soon

    Three, three pound packages. Have been feeding them since I hived them. They have been in second deep for two weeks. I am doing an inspection tomorrow. My end goal is to have as many hives as I can...
  13. Thread: Too soon

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    Too soon

    First year, got packages April 22. Is too soon to try to split my three hives to try to make another one hive. If is not too soon what would be the best way. Take brood and bees from each and buy a...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Maybe not cool but it is my first year.
    *why is upside down?*
  15. Thread: Advice

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    Advice

    Ok about a week ago I went to go check on a bait box. When I got there, it had a lot of activity. There were about twenty to thirty bees on the outside going in and out. I have been monitoring it,...
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    Help with this swarm

    So I thought I had a swarm in this bait box, but know I do not know.
    The bees in the picture just seem to be hanging out on the box.
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    Re: Got first swarm need help

    Yes the box has five frames. Yes I my username is because I am a firefighter/paramedic. I am going to go check it again and see if pollen is going in.
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    Re: Got first swarm need help

    It is set up with in walking distance. I do not have one of the disks. Guess I could make something with some screen. Was not able to see if they were bringing in any pollen. Thanks.
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    Got first swarm need help

    This year is my first year. Had an idea where there were some feral bees. Placed a trap in a tree on the edge of the woods. Have not checked it in a while, kind of gave up on it. So today went for a...
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    Aggressive hive question

    I have a hive that as soon as I get with in ten feet they are head butting and stinging. Hived it on April 22, checked it seven days later the queen was laying. They seemed docile until two days ago....
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    Gold Star Honeybees

    Started the year with three packages. Then I decided I wanted more. Being late in the season, I knew it would be a little harder to find bees. After much searching and talking to a few suppliers with...
  22. Thread: Did I do right

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    Did I do right

    I have a five frame nuc that I added a second deep five frame on top. The bees were not moving up, so few days ago I moved one frame up. The bees only stayed on the one frame. So today I reversed the...
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    Re: First crack at foundationless

    Where they are building up? I would let them just go with it.
  24. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    These were new packages. They had been taking just under 2 quarts in twenty four hours. Now that has been raining they have taken less than half of a quart in about thirty six hours. It may only be a...
  25. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    I do put my homemade honey b healthy in it. I guess maybe the syrup got cool. I thought that as the day got warmer the syrup would warm. I think I will put fresh out.
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