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    Re: Please, please help.

    I've only checked once this year on the 3rd of May, I have looked at the comb from the empty hives at dont see anything remotely like a scale at the bottom of the cells (Thankfully) Weather was bad...
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    Re: Please, please help.

    Yes, Amen On the busted heat wave! I will definitely check out what warre has to offer, Ty much
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    Re: Please, please help.

    Through these recent problems i'm having, i'm realising I don't know as much about beekeeping as I thought I did but I guess thats a good thing. I just came in from the hives and one thing I couldnt...
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    Re: Please, please help.

    For my mite check I use a sticky board and leave it there for 3 days, last check was june14th the highest number came from a 2nd year hive with 29 mites. I try not to use any chemical treatments but...
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    Re: Please, please help.

    Thanks Daniel! There are a lot of crops being planted around my area and in the fields across the street they planted corn for the first time in the five years ive lived here.
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    Re: Please, please help.

    Thanks Greg! The swarming bees were Italians and the queens were on their second year, They had decent stores and im pretty sure the nectar flow has dried up in this area.
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    Re: Please, please help.

    I have four hives left all first year hives and also I should have mentioned two of the hives that were lost have been destroyed by wax moths.
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    Please, please help.

    Hello, I'm in my fifth year of beekeeping and I've only lost one hive until this year, the hive I lost was my fault, the queen had died or been killed and i didnt notice, I saw queen cells and cut...
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    Re: my first swarm or supersedure?

    When was the last time you saw an egg in this hive? maybe she was accidently smashed in a previous inspection? Usually my swarm cells are on the bottom 1/3 of the frame and actually had a swarm about...
  10. Re: 3/4" holes in second deep. Plug-em or let it fly?

    From what I've read the holes in the upper deep speed things up a bit for the bees, saves them from having to crawl up from the bottom deep!
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    Re: Honey won't crystalize

    Creamed honey MMMm! Not sure if you want to spend the money or not but you can buy some creamed honey from the grocery store and add a couple spoonfuls in with your honey to use as a starter. The...
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    Re: Getting bees to build comb?

    Thanks for the replies! I think I might try all three on the different hives and see which one has the most success over the year, thanks again.
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    Getting bees to build comb?

    I have some second year hives that seem to be doing pretty well except they arent pulling comb on the supers i added, plenty of bees up in the super walking around but no comb. Should I let them do...
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    Re: Which plastic frames?

    I'd go with black in the brood chambers, makes it so much easier to see the eggs! I use pierco frames from Brushy mountain. Both plastic and wooden have their pros and cons use what works best for...
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    To feed or not to feed

    One of my hives from last year was all but dead when i opened it this year, Maybe a few hundred bees no queen or eggs/brood. This particular hive is two deeps full drawn comb and plenty of capped...
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