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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    Thanks, I hear those concerned about killing bees but most of the workers left are 6+ weeks old, and w 50% drones, the benefit to combining or even a shake out are not worth the risks of a good queen...
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    how to kill hive of bees

    Here's the situation, I have a dbl deep that has been queenless since July. They failed to accept a queen, then the.one they raised from brood disappeared, probably from a mating flight. They had...
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    anyone seeing meaner hives??

    My most gentle hive lit me up Saturday morning. I wanted to check for brood and status after I had a hive swarm. Supers off, then noted lots of capped brood in top deep but also in brood area...
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    Re: Queen cells everywhere...

    Here in SE Ohio I have had 2/of 9 hives swarm in the past month. Classic swarm cells were present. One failed to requeen ( bird food) and I saw a virgin in the other last weekend. Got the original...
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    Re: Drone cells at the end of August

    Still lots of capped drone cells here in SE Ohio
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    August 29th
    Southeast Ohio
    Finished up checking supers and at 7pm small swarm comes out of one of my hives( couldn't tell which). grapefruit sized swarm landed 25 feet in locust tree. Put them in...
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    Re: Not another swarm...

    Thanks Bill, pulled a few frames from my hives this AM, can't find swarm cells in any. ALL had open brood, including one I thought didn't. Will look in a week and see if still open brood in hives. ...
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    Re: Not another swarm...

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140830_121709.jpg

    Here's the queen, do u think she's a virgin or mated?
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    Not another swarm...

    Just went out tonight to see if the nuc I combined into a hive that swarmed a couple weeks ago took. It did. This hive swarmed, my first ever late summer swarm. I was finishing up, happy all my...
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    The bees can have my.spring honey. I hope for only GR honey. Most say its the best honey they've ever had when I give them a jar.
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    Re: The "Branch" method of harvesting honey

    I will try this next month
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    Just thinking regarding dispatching, no danger of kweens killing good queen if reenter another hive. Then I have comb to checkerboard and try to prevent swarming next year. Thanks for your input.
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    I have the exact same problem in a hive and the same concerns. I took a magnifying glass and saw several cells w 2/ eggs so I think its laying workers. Went through the hive 5 times, no queen. ...
  14. will bees make queen cells w eggs given to them if there is a young virgin in hive?

    Trying to decide if the virgin that popped out when I was culling queen cells 1 week ago is in there. Worried I might have injured her. Found new crop of queen cells when I checked yesterday,...
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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140815_194147.jpg
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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

    [URL=http://s251.photobucket.com/user/drtoddh/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    My queens mated fine through a robbing screen like u described.
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    Re: Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    I just had the same thing happen. Unfortunately I didn't believe they were really going to swarm. well, they did. I had thought the queen cells were supercedure cells at first. there were probably...
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    Does mowing field massacre bees?

    Hi just took a picture tonight of my neighbors 60 acres of goldenrod In full bloom. I heard something and went outside, I couldn't believe it. They are mowing it all off right now!! I am assuming...
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    finding random large queen cells

    Hi, one of my hives about a month ago was making queen cells, QC, placed here and there. Most were w brood areas. Some were capped and had a larvae, others looked old, were capped and had pastey...
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Love my frame puller and frame rest. But I hate those little queen catchers. Always sure I am going to injure her. Much easier to take a glove off and just pick her up.
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    Re: what is this flower?

    Thanks! Always wondered what it was.
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    what is this flower?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140717_184814.jpg

    so what are these little yellow flowers here. The fields around here seem to have more of them every...
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    Re: best way to draw out medium super?

    PaBill, thanks, I like it!
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    best way to draw out medium super?

    Looking for a way to feed and have bees draw out honey supers. I am feeding now to get deeps some deepsdrawn out on splits and they are doing it well.
    My hope was to get some more supers drawn...
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