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    no it's my only hive. i'll probably just take...

    no it's my only hive. i'll probably just take the super off and then insulate the heck out of the 2 deeps. maybe even move it into the shed. i'll install a nuc or package next spring.

    i'm still...
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    The population is definitely much lower than it...

    The population is definitely much lower than it should be even considering fall shut down. I would estiamte only 1-2k bees if that.

    In the brood chamber the lower frames were basically empty...
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    thanks for the link. is requeening worth it? ...

    thanks for the link.

    is requeening worth it? will she begin laying this late? or am i just screwed? i don't want to spend $30 to have the same thing happen as if i'd left it alone.
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    i know it's late in the season, but i was out of...

    i know it's late in the season, but i was out of the country for about a month. i noticed the population had been a lot smaller than it should be at this time of the year.

    today i opened the hive...
  5. Thread: winter pollen

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    rw thanks for the pollen site. i think it's...

    rw thanks for the pollen site.

    i think it's probably the pine trees around here. there are a few tree farms and a christmas tree farm.
  6. Thread: winter pollen

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    my bees were out today. it was 50F and sunny...

    my bees were out today. it was 50F and sunny here in central IL. i noticed that they were bringing pollen back to the hive. does anyone know what the source of this pollen could be? it was...
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    Will the snow surrounding and covering the...

    Will the snow surrounding and covering the enterance to my hive cause any harm to the bees? Can they suffocate?

    What I'm really asking is if there is a need for me to trek out in the snow to...
  8. Thread: Some bee info

    by SuperBee
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    for those of you who can't get enough. ...

    for those of you who can't get enough.

    University of Illinois Bee Research Lab


    not sure it will help your honey production though.
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    Is this a sign of anything? They were coming and...

    Is this a sign of anything? They were coming and going nonstop this afternoon. Generally I don't see many drones.

    I am guessing that a batch of drone brood hatched recently and were making their...
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    she sounds like the type of woman that will...

    she sounds like the type of woman that will always find something to complain about. if you ignore her she will probably find something/somebody else to bother.

    a flaming bag of dog poop might...
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    :eek: duh i just now noticed another post...

    :eek: duh i just now noticed another post similar to this one. sorry, but anyway..


    well, first i'm happy to report that i hived my first package without a sting!

    things seem to be going...
  12. Thread: Bad bees?

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    Hey Jeff, Sorry to hear your bees have turned...

    Hey Jeff,

    Sorry to hear your bees have turned mad. Your message reminded me of a friend who upon having his bees turn mad took out the queen and stomped her. Burning the hive was probably high...
  13. Thread: first post

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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Hello Everyone, This is my first post and from...

    Hello Everyone,

    This is my first post and from what I have read so far on these boards they look very helpful. :D

    I have a question about hive orientation and placement. The field where I...
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