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    Combine Hives?

    We have had 5 hives swarm this season and only 2 successfully re-queened. In one of the re-queened hives they produced their own queen, and in the other I had to re-queen with a purchased carniolan...
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    italian queen in carniolan hive?

    I need to re-queen two of my hives that swarmed and did not successfully raise new queens. They are carniolans and swarmed despite my best efforts at preventing that from happening.
    Just wondering...
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    Queen Marking

    I marked a queen the other day for the first time and did it free hand. I did get a little of the ink on one of her wings and although she seemed totally fine and saw her later on in the hive...
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    New Queen Mysteriously Missing

    We are first year beekeepers who have two hives in upstate NY, both started from nucs in early June. Hive #1 swarmed within the first week, but a new queen was raised and she had been doing great...
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    Re: New in Upstate, NY

    Thanks for the advice! I had already added the second super and noticed a few workers hanging out up there but no comb drawn out yet. We remove the feeder when we added the second super and that...
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    New in Upstate, NY

    Great forum. Just started beekeeping (my 2 sons and I) with 2 nucs approx 6-7 weeks ago. One nuc swarmed in 5 days and we are recovering from that. They raised a new queen who is laying nicely and...
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