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    Laying Workers

    We went to the shake method. Removed all of the bees - put a new nuc - w/queen in. Shook all of the bees out replacing the empty frames. Things were hectic for a few minutes then they just started...
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    Laying Worked

    The state bee inspector is making his rounds with me Friday. I will advise if anything different results.
    Thanks everyone.
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    Laying Worker

    As soon as it stops raining I will check again.
    Thanks
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    Laying Worker ????

    I check one of our hives and don't know what happened in 3 weeks. Several cells had multiple eggs in some and a few with the eggs on the side and as a matter of fact some were above a queen excluder...
  5. Crystal Honey

    OK Thanks for the replies. We appreciate the help.
    Walt & Trish
  6. Crystal

    We ran our uncapping fork over it to open them up. I assume that if we use it for winter feed (I forgot to say they are in mediums) I will wind up with my queen up there by spring.
  7. crystalized or sugar filled suppers

    While we were uncappping some supers today to extract we found several frame that were solid with what appears to be crystalized sugar. They look great with a nice cap but almost solid.

    Our...
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    Michael, There's some room (1 or 2 frames) of...

    Michael,
    There's some room (1 or 2 frames) of empty drawn comb. The bottom deep had more room so I reversed them. Beside the queen cell frame how many more would you add.
    Thanks
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    Queen Cells

    When checking our hives today I found 3 all with Queens that are laying nice full patterns of eggs and lots of brood. They all had frame room plus a super on top but several queen cells (a couple...
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    When to Expand NUCs

    This is my first year with my own NUCS and I have a couple of questions>>>

    I checked my NUCs today and they are starting to get cramped. Do I just pull a frame of brood for one of my other hives...
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    One of the nurses my wife works with goes to...

    One of the nurses my wife works with goes to those all of the time. Let me know when you are coming in and you are welcome to stop up for some beverage of your choice..
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    Weak Hive

    This colony was doing good in March with 40+ degrees and the queen started laying a good pattern. Then we got hit with heavy snows and 0 -10 degree tempertures for a few weeks and cold ever since.
    I...
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    Weak Hive

    Chef Isaac Thanks,
    I have some Russian Queens coming soon (I hope) and will put one of them in.
    Walt & Trish
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    Weak Colony > Adding Brood????

    I have seen several threads on adding brood and I am not sure on the answer. We have a weak colony that I was considering adding capped brood. I checked today and the queen is there and laying but...
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    Russian Queens

    I am getting some Russian Queens in next week to requeen a couple of hives and for some splits. I have read that they need longer to introduce. What extras do we need to do?
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    George

    Would I need to put my queen in a push in cage or just put the brood and nurse bees next to her frame?
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    Dee

    All set thanks, I will go with the tripod setup.
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    Extractor & melting tank stands

    Anyone have any quick plans for tank stands. I was just going to use some angle iron or flat bar.
    Thanks
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    Queen - laying multiple eggs

    I just checked one of my colonies and found a good looking queen BUT she is laying multiple eggs in some cells. This was a nice colony a month ago but it lost a lot of bees when they got speadout...
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    Beekeeper1958

    Beekeeper1958,
    I posted a couple but there are hundreds. As I stated many relate to cooking not feeding bees. Thanks for all of the info.

    www.vrg.org
    food.oregonstate.edu
    www.sfgate.com
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    Beet Sugar

    PEGGJAM has a reply thread going in the "For Sale" on beet sugar. I did some on line research and there seems to be a lot of contraversy on Beet Sugar (mostly relating to cooking) and mineral...
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    Garden Hive

    OK Thanks,
    I think I will hold off on getting one and settle on painting the boxes pretty for her.
    Thanks again.
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    English "Garden" Style outer cover

    My wife likes the looks of the GARDEN style top covers. I would assume they help with ventalation and possibly moisture removal. Any down sides and suggestions for getting plans.
    Thanks
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    Thank you...
  25. Are there any USDA or state reg that cover...

    Are there any USDA or state reg that cover picking up package bees in GA. and bringing them back to NYS. We keep getting told "I heard that" and "I don't think so". Any reference sites would be...
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