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  1. Thread: Wax moths

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    Wax moths

    Just checked on a hive that has been limping along this summer without a queen. Observed worms eating their way through the wax. Pretty gross and I don't have any desire to save the honey that is...
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    Re: How long til queen hits her groove?

    "Multiple eggs in a cell shouldn't happen with a queenright hive. In fact, it's a pretty good sign that your workers are laying--not a good thing. "
    I have a hive that has shown two-egg-cells for a...
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    Switching Hive Positions

    I have two hives, one weak and one strong. The strong hive is about to swarm. I've been trying to keep it from swarming for several weeks now by reversing hive bodies and by making a split. But...
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    First honey harvest - Question

    Yesterday, I completed my first honey harvest. Yeah! It is truly a pleasure to experience the sweet rewards of all time effort and mony expended on my insect pets. However, I do have one questions...
  5. Thread: Ruined Hive

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    Re: Ruined Hive

    I would suggest a simple combine with another hive. This way, you can save your remaining bees and not loose them over the winter. Then in the spring, just do a split and you will have two strong...
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    Re: Clearing weeds near hive

    I mow right up next to them on my riding lawn mower. They have never bothered me. The bees seem to be most gentle during a nectar flow. Earlier this spring before the flow, they were a little more...
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    Re: Just got queens today, Question?

    If a queen is not being introduced imediately, I will wet my finger in some sugar water and spread it over the screen. The attendants usually start licking it up right away.
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    Adding new queen to laying worker hive

    One of my splits this spring started out with several swarm cells. I even saw a queen not long after. But I've never seen any eggs. And now there is no sign of the queen. So I ordered a new queen...
  9. Thread: Need a queen

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    Need a queen

    I just checked my splits that I made this spring and so far 3 are queen right, but the 4th is queenless. I'm concerned because I allowed them to make their own queen so they have been without a...
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    AHHHHHHHHHHH! I went out to check new colony...

    AHHHHHHHHHHH! I went out to check new colony that I had created last week from 3 frames from the swarm ready hive - It being one of the only nice days we've had lately. -All the bees were dead in a...
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    Most of the queen cells were along the bottom of...

    Most of the queen cells were along the bottom of the frame and the queen appeared to be fine 1 week ago. I think that they are swarm cells. But get this -- last night I opened up one of the nucs I...
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    The first two nucs have 2 frames each capped...

    The first two nucs have 2 frames each capped brood and honey with the remaining frames fully drawn empty comb. The third nuc has 3 frames capped/partially capped brood.
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    What do you think of this?

    This is my third year beekeeping and currently have one single hive. But it is a strong one. So far, I have not had enough honey to harvest for various reasons, and so I was hoping that this would...
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    Hungry for a Harvest

    I have been beekeeping for a couple years, but have yet to get my bees to fill the honey supers for various reasons. The first year was a build-up year, and the second year, we had so much rain and...
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    Pollen and Nectar

    Is there a correlation between pollen coming into the hive and a nectar flow in the area? My bees seem like they are very "pollen happy" right now, but the nectar cargo is a little harder to see.
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    Putting on Honey Supers

    So I checked on my bees yesterday, and there are approximately three frames of brood in the bottom brood chamber and 2 frames of brood in the top brood chamber. This is with at least two or three...
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    How to feed pollen

    I know that my bees are low on pollen right now, and I figure that now is about the time for the queens to begin laying. But this will be a little difficult if pollen reserves are low. This leads...
  18. Thread: No Queen

    by W. Peters
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    No Queen

    I checked on my large hive this weekend and discovered two things. Some of the bees had varroa mites on their backs. The second thing was that I could not find my queen anywhere. There were a few...
  19. Thread: Red bees

    by W. Peters
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    Red bees

    I went out to check my bees yesterday. Everything seemed to be fine. I had picked up these bees from a swarm this spring and believe that they are common Italian. Yesterday, however, I did notice...
  20. Thread: Bees in bush

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    how to attach wild comb to frames

    Ok, so now I'm thinking that perhaps I should just use the wild comb the bees have already manufactured. I know that it is possible to wire in the comb to blank frames, but how does one do that? ...
  21. Thread: Bees in bush

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    Bees in bush

    What chances do I have of removing bees from a bush and successfully starting a new hive this time of year? I received a call from an aquaintance yesterday who said he had just discovered a swarm of...
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    Living in town, it is hard to determine what the...

    Living in town, it is hard to determine what the bees are currently foraging on. However, I do know that last year (which was my first year beekeeping), the stores really started coming in when the...
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    Booming Hive - No honey!

    I was able to catch my first swarm earlier this summer at the end of May, from an old wooden wire spool, and by chance had enough equipement to start a new hive with it. At the time, I was...
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    I've tried both an internal feeder and a boardman...

    I've tried both an internal feeder and a boardman feeder. In both cases the bees were only a few inches away. Plus, the temperature is such that they should be ventering away from the nest now.
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    The only problem with this thinking is that I...

    The only problem with this thinking is that I have noticed very few bees taking flight, even in the afternoon with the sun is high. It is like they don't even feel like venturing out of the hive. I...
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