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    Re: purchasing queens separately

    I was hoping they would have an online forum that people would be active on, but they tried and it didn't get any activity. I really wish I could go and be more involved locally.
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    Re: purchasing queens separately

    I work on Saturdays and am never able to go, unfortunately. I did take the classes at UW FDL 2 years in a row and joined last the club last year.
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    Re: purchasing queens separately

    How about if I purchase 2 packages the first of April. I have a lot of drawn out comb and honey from the hives I lost last year. In May, when my 2 queens arrive, I can pull a couple of frames from...
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    Re: purchasing queens separately

    Tell me more, this interests me too. I have never done splits before. How would I know a new package is ready to split?
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    Re: purchasing queens separately

    Thanks for the info NDnewbeek! I have sent out some emails requesting information on purchasing frames of bees and brood.
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    purchasing queens separately

    I couldn't find the answer to this question on the forum. I had 2 hives last year and lost both of them. I decided to purchase a couple of queens from survivor stock.They won't arrive until the...
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    They were too far gone. I witnessed them absconding last week. :(
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    It was Varroa. The sample I sent to the Bee Research Laboratory came back negative for tracheal mites, negative for Nosema and 105 mites in the sample I sent them. :eek: Amazing.

    I am definitely...
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    Re: frame storage

    Would I have to extract the honey from the frames in order to feed it back to the bees??
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    frame storage

    My hive died and I am not sure what to do with all the drawn out frames till spring. I know wax moths are something I need to prevent. What are the suggestions out there?

    I have some frames with...
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    Re: Walking, suicidal bees

    That is sort of how it started with mine. Ended with overwhelming varroa infection and they absconded. Bees would just walk right off the landing and onto the ground. Kept walking, never trying to...
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    Re: dying hive swarmed today

    It probably is a good bet that they were absconding. Not sure if there are any bees left in the hive as they are getting robbed enthusiastically.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Yesterday, saw my colony swarm and caught it.
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    robbing, I assume

    My dying hive is apparently getting robbed. This hive swarmed yesterday and I caught it and have it about 15 or 20 feet from all of this activity. I tried to get a sheet over the hive but I figured...
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    Question about queens and packages

    I am thinking of getting some MN Hygienic queens in the spring. I have one hive that isn't going to make it. So, how what would be the best way to purchase queens from one place and the rest of the...
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    dying hive swarmed today

    My hive that has been going downward for the last several weeks swarmed today. I saw the whole thing. They clustered on the front. The queen took off. They all began taking flight. They all clustered...
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    Re: fall treatment questions help!

    Sounds complicated. This is my first year but have decided not to treat.
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    Re: Short live the Queen...

    LOL Thanks for the chuckle. I feel your pain. :)
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/waspwing/5winglessinhive.jpg

    Very similar.
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    I have been watching them closely. If nothing else, I hope to learn a little about bee behavior. I closed the upper entrance and reduced the lower entrance because the yellow jackets were hovering...
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    Supposed to be Italian, but I believe some of them look a little dark to be Italian.
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    I certainly will.

    BTW, when you do varroa counts, about where is the point where they are worrisome??
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    Spent a little more time watching the hive this afternoon. They are bringing out sick bees and I even saw a couple of larvae that they are taking off. I collected as many as I could before it...
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    That is what I was afraid of :(
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    dying bees on ground in front of hive

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246497

    I originally posted this in the Beekeeping 101 forum. I am not sure how to move this thread but I think it is more relevant here.
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