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  1. Are small hive beetles more active at night?

    I had to do my last extracting tonight and went to put the empty supers on one of my hives so the girls could clean them.. I had checked it a week ago during the day and saw a few small hive...
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    Re: MAQS and absconding

    The cell phone method is to take a few frames out that are packed with bees and instead of doing a sugar shake taking a picture look at the pictures on your PC. You can magnify and see if there are...
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    Re: MAQS and absconding

    Last year I used MAQS for the first time. The day after treatment I noticed a huge pile of dead bees outside the hive. After I pulled the strips(2) I noticed that the colony never had new brood. So...
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    Re: Working on Fall Goldenrods

    My favorite photo
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  5. Too much space vs not enough for this time of year

    Help me with the balance of having enough room for brood in the fall(preventing honey bound) vs leaving to much room for them to keep warm or defend from bugs.After The harvest should we just put a...
  6. Horrible sight bees abscounded and hive robbed.

    I had a sad sight when I went to my bee yard that had 5 hives down from 6 this summer. 2 of my hives had absconded and been totally robbed. One is totally infested with moths. The other may have some...
  7. Re: Does a new queen only have one mating window.

    Ok after moving her into a nuc with a frame of bees and a few brood she has started to lay but the odd thing is she is only laying on the new comb. She will not lay on the old comb. Anyone...
  8. Re: Can a queen born from large cell fit into normal cell

    Not fretting, the thought just occurred to me as this is the largest queen I have ever seen. I have seen queens lay in observation hives often. Not sure about my hives as they usually run when I am...
  9. Can a queen born from large cell fit into normal cell

    I am in the process of going foundationless, but I still have a lot of foundation I am using along the way as well as old comb that was built on foundation. Since the natural cells built w/o...
  10. Re: Does a new queen only have one mating window.

    My second swarm from this hive has not started laying either but it has only been 2 weeks so it's early yet. The first swarm must have been the first swarm with the old queen because it already has...
  11. Re: Does a new queen only have one mating window.

    She just kept running away from me. She did not have any workers following her or looking like they were attending to her. She just kept running to the opposite side of the frame and she was fast to...
  12. Does a new queen only have one mating window.

    I did a split about 4 weeks ago with a hive that had 3 swarm cells that were hard capped. Checked them yesterday and found this beautiful huge queen. She was so plump that I don't see how she cold...
  13. What time in a.m. do bees do their first orientation flight

    I just installed a package and have never seen the next day orientation flight. Anyone know what time I need to be there to catch it?
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    Re: How long will a queen live in a cage

    Your assumption is correct and it is a 3 hole with one hole full of candy. Thanks for the replies. And she has several attendants
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    How long will a queen live in a cage

    How long will a gueen live in a cage and how should I store for a few days? I got back in time from picking them up to install package but not pinch my old queen before the rain hit. It is my...
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    Re: Crooked Foundation

    Go foundationless. I kept having the same problems. I tried foundationless and the bees draw out the comb faster and it is better for them and cheaper for me
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    Re: Can I store SS cells

    Yes SS = supercedure cell
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    Can I store SS cells

    I got 2 SS cells I removed. Can I store them til they hatch and if so how? How about just over night?
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    Re: 1 split 2 swarms later, what to do

    I think the SS cell is old and about ready to hatch. It was brown on the end and looked old. There was a SS open but the one I left was closed. The other 2 I tore out were closed. I am gonna wait a...
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    1 split 2 swarms later, what to do

    I got a colony that has always had tons of bees. I found swarm cells and supercedure cells a few weeks ago so I split them talking all the swarm cells and leaving two supercedure cells. Then this...
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    Re: Best Bee Smells

    That's what I have been smelling from my swarms. I wondered what it was. She must put out some major pheromone while in a swarm ball
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got one yesterday and one today from the same colony. At least there my bees and I know the genetics. They have great genetics and have been very productive. I had just split out 3 frames of brood...
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    Re: how long to closed swarm cell

    tks
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    how long to closed swarm cell

    How long from open swarm cell with jelly to closed?
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    Re: Should I remove swarm cells and requeen

    They are backfilling the brood with pollen
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